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Mark your calendars: 2020-21 Flames schedule finalized

The National Hockey League finally locked down their schedule this week, with start times and everything!

Here’s when the Flames play so you can clear your schedules and find time to build a fort in your living rooms.

The schedule (in table form)

Game Date Opponent Start (MT) TV
1 Thu., Jan. 14 @ Winnipeg 6:00 p.m. SN West
2 Sat., Jan. 16 Vancouver 8:00 p.m. SN/CBC
3 Mon., Jan. 18 Vancouver 7:00 p.m. SN1
4 Sun., Jan. 24 Toronto 2:00 p.m. SN West
5 Tue., Jan. 26 Toronto 7:00 p.m. SN West
6 Thu., Jan. 28 @ Montreal 5:00 p.m. SN West
7 Sat., Jan. 30 @ Montreal 5:00 p.m. CBC/City/Omni
8 Mon., Feb. 1 @ Winnipeg 6:00 p.m. SN West
9 Tue., Feb. 2 @ Winnipeg 6:00 p.m. SN West
10 Thu., Feb. 4 @ Winnipeg 6:00 p.m. SN West
11 Sat., Feb. 6 Edmonton 8:00 p.m. SN/CBC
12 Tue. Feb. 9 Winnipeg 8:00 p.m. SN West
13 Thu., Feb. 11 @ Vancouver 8:00 p.m. SN West
14 Sat., Feb. 13 @ Vancouver 8:00 p.m. SN/CBC
15 Mon., Feb. 15 @ Vancouver 8:00 p.m. SN1
16 Wed., Feb. 17 Vancouver 8:00 p.m. SN1
17 Fri., Feb. 19 Edmonton 7:00 p.m. SN West
18 Sat., Feb. 20 @ Edmonton 8:00 p.m. SN/CBC
19 Mon., Feb. 22 @ Toronto 5:00 p.m. SN West
20 Wed., Feb. 24 @ Toronto 5:00 p.m. SN
21 Thu., Feb. 25 @ Ottawa 5:00 p.m. SN West
22 Sat., Feb. 27 @ Ottawa 11:00 a.m. SN West
23 Mon., Mar. 1 @ Ottawa 5:00 p.m. SN West
24 Thu., Mar. 4 Ottawa 7:00 p.m. SN West
25 Sat., Mar. 6 @ Edmonton 8:00 p.m. SN/CBC
26 Sun., Mar. 7 Ottawa 7:30 p.m. SN West
27 Thu., Mar. 11 Montreal 7:00 p.m. SN West
28 Sat., Mar. 13 Montreal 5:00 p.m. SN West/City
29 Mon., Mar. 15 Edmonton 7:00 p.m. SN West
30 Wed., Mar. 17 Edmonton 8:00 p.m. SN
31 Fri., Mar. 19 @ Toronto 5:00 p.m. SN West
32 Sat., Mar. 20 @ Toronto 5:00 p.m. SN
33 Mon., Mar. 22 @ Ottawa 5:00 p.m. SN Flames
34 Wed., Mar. 24 @ Ottawa 3:00 p.m. SN West
35 Fri., Mar. 26 Winnipeg 8:00 p.m. SN West
36 Sat., Mar. 27 Winnipeg 8:00 p.m. SN/CBC
37 Mon., Mar. 29 Winnipeg 8:00 p.m. SN West
38 Wed., Mar. 31 @ Vancouver 8:30 p.m. SN West
39 Fri., Apr. 2 @ Edmonton 7:00 p.m. SN West
40 Sun., Apr. 4 Toronto 7:00 p.m. SN West
41 Mon., Apr. 5 Toronto 7:30 p.m. SN West/Flames
42 Thu., Apr. 8 Vancouver 7:00 p.m. SN West
43 Sat., Apr. 10 Vancouver 8:00 p.m. SN/CBC
44 Tue., Apr. 13 @ Toronto 5:30 p.m. SN West
45 Wed., Apr. 14 @ Montreal 5:00 p.m. SN
46 Fri., Apr. 16 @ Montreal 5:00 p.m. SN West
47 Mon., Apr. 19 Ottawa 7:00 p.m. SN Flames
48 Tue., Apr. 20 Ottawa 7:00 p.m. SN West
49 Thu., Apr. 22 Montreal 7:00 p.m. SN West
50 Sat., Apr. 24 Montreal 5:00 p.m. SN West/City
51 Mon., Apr. 26 Montreal 8:00 p.m. SN Flames
52 Thu., Apr. 29 @ Edmonton 7:00 p.m. SN West
53 Sat., May 1 @ Edmonton 8:00 p.m. SN/CBC
54 Wed., May 5 Winnipeg 7:30 p.m. SN West
55 Fri., May 7 Edmonton 6:30 p.m. SN West
56 Sat., May 8 @ Vancouver 8:00 p.m. SN/CBC

A few notes on the schedule

We’re told a television schedule is coming any day now.

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Valentine’s Day is (a) a Sunday and (b) an off-day for the Flames.

We’ve bolded the three weird start times:

  • 2:00 p.m. at home against Toronto on Jan. 24 (a Sunday)
  • 11:00 a.m. in Ottawa on Feb. 27. (a Saturday)
  • 3:00 p.m. in Ottawa on Mar. 24 (a Wednesday)

Speaking of start times, there are eight 8:00 p.m. (or later) starts on school/work nights. Aside from those games, the late starts are primarily on Saturdays and the remainder of the games fit snugly between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.

The 56-game schedule breaks down neatly into eight seven-game segments.

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The quarter-marks of the schedule are every 14 games, which breaks down to Feb. 13, Mar. 13, Apr. 8 and May 8.

The trade deadline is Apr. 12. The Flames are off that day and have 13 games remaining following the deadline.