Sharks' schedule released, host Phoenix in opener

Sharks' schedule released, host Phoenix in opener
June 23, 2011, 6:36 pm
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The Sharks will open the regular season at home on Oct. 8, hosting the rival Phoenix Coyotes at HP Pavilion.

The schedule provides an early rematch of the Western Conference Final when the Vancouver Canucks visit San Jose on Nov. 26.

The Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins will host the Sharks on Oct. 22.

Other playoff opponents on the upcoming calendar are Detroit (Oct. 28) and Los Angeles (Nov. 7).

The Sharks' three-way intra-state rivalry continues with the Anaheim Ducks (Oct. 17, Dec. 26, March 19) and the Los Angeles Kings (Nov. 7, Dec. 23, April 7) each making three visits to San Jose.

Full detail on the Sharks' 2011-12 schedule can be found here.