2010-11 schedule announced.

Here it is (all times Pacific):

Oct. 8 at Detroit, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 9 at Nashville, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 11 at St. Louis, 1:00 p.m.
Oct. 13 Vancouver, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 15 Atlanta, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 17 Phoenix, 5:00 p.m.
Oct. 20 at Columbus, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 21 at Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 23 at Detroit, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 26 at Dallas, 8:00 p.m.
Oct. 29 New Jersey, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 30 at San Jose, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 3 Tampa Bay, 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 5 Pittsburgh, 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 7 Nashville, 5:00 p.m.
Nov. 9 at San Jose, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 10 N.Y. Islanders, 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 12 Dallas, 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 14 at Chicago, 6:00 p.m.
Nov. 16 at Dallas, 8:00 p.m.
Nov. 17 at Minnesota, 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 19 Columbus, 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 21 Edmonton, 5:00 p.m.
Nov. 26 Chicago, 1:00 p.m.
Nov. 27 at Phoenix, 6:00 p.m.
Nov. 29 Los Angeles, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 1 Florida, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 3 Detroit, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 5 Phoenix, 5:00 p.m.
Dec. 7 at Edmonton, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 8 at Vancouver, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 10 Calgary, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 12 Minnesota, 5:00 p.m.
Dec. 15 at Washington, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 16 at N.Y. Islanders, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 18 at Carolina, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 20 at Boston, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 21 at Buffalo, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 26 at Los Angeles, 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 28 at Phoenix, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 31 Philadelphia, 5:00 p.m.
Jan. 2 Chicago, 5:00 p.m.
Jan. 5 Nashville, 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 7 Columbus, 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 9 San Jose, 5:00 p.m.
Jan. 12 St. Louis, 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 15 at Phoenix, 6:00 p.m.
Jan. 16 Edmonton, 5:00 p.m.
Jan. 18 at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 20 at Toronto, 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 22 at Montreal, 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 25 at Columbus, 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 2 San Jose, 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 5 at Colorado, 1:00 p.m.
Feb. 9 at Vancouver, 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 11 at Calgary, 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 13 at Edmonton, 6:00 p.m.
Feb. 16 Washington, 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 18 at Minnesota, 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 19 at St. Louis, 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 23 Los Angeles, 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 25 Minnesota, 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 27 Colorado, 5:00 p.m.
Mar. 2 Detroit, 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 4 Dallas, 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 6 Vancouver, 5:00 p.m.
Mar. 9 N.Y. Rangers, 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 11 at Colorado, 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 13 Phoenix, 5:00 p.m.
Mar. 16 St. Louis, 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 19 at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.
Mar. 20 Calgary, 5:00 p.m.
Mar. 23 at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
Mar. 24 at Nashville, 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 26 at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
Mar. 28 Colorado, 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 30 at Calgary, 7:30 p.m.
Apr. 2 at San Jose, 7:30 p.m.
Apr. 3 Dallas, 5:00 p.m.
Apr. 6 San Jose, 7:00 p.m.
Apr. 8 Los Angeles, 7:00 p.m.
Apr. 9 at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.

My picks for can’t miss games:

Oct. 8 at Detroit: For the third straight season, the Ducks open against a perennial playoff team, but for the first time it isn’t the Sharks. Last season, they hosted San Jose (and lost 4-1). The previous year they went to San Jose (and won 4-1). If you believe in omens, you’ll remember how each of those seasons ended.

Oct. 21 at Philadelphia: Chris Pronger and Joffrey Lupul – and possibly Luca Sbisa and the 29th overall pick in this year’s draft – can trade looks from across the ice. Oh, and the Flyers won the East last year.

Nov. 5 vs. Pittsburgh: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Chris Kunitz and company invade Honda Center. Ought to be a good atmosphere.

Dec. 15 at Washington: This is the opening game of a season-long, seven-game road trip spanning 13 days. It won’t be as bad as it sounds – the Ducks get five days off around Christmas, then visit the Kings on Dec. 26 – but the first five games are on the Eastern seaboard, and the first is against Ovechkin. Yikes.

Dec. 31 vs. Philadelphia, Jan. 2 vs. Chicago: Both Stanley Cup finalists invade Honda Center in the span of three days. The Ducks better take it easy on New Year’s.

Jan. 20 at Toronto: The Ducks’ first game against Jean-Sebastien Giguere in a Maple Leafs uniform, which is sure to provide a media circus in Toronto. Oh right – it’s always a media circus in Toronto. Brian Burke and Francois Beauchemin will absorb some questions too.

Feb. 16 vs. Washington: Ovechkin’s lone appearance at Honda Center this season.

Beginning with an April 2 game in San Jose, the Ducks will play five straight games against Pacific Division opponents to end the season.
The Ducks play the Kings only twice before Feb. 23 and FOUR times after.
The longest homestand is a seven-game stretch beginning with the Feb. 23 game against the Kings and ending March 9 against the New York Rangers.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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