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The Flyers have said they look forward to a more normal season in 2021-22.
They should get it with the NHL which is expected to have a traditional 82-game schedule for each club, something the hockey world has not seen in the past two seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Fans will be back at full capacity and they will see the Flyers for four straight games to open the 2021-22 campaign. The Flyers’ season opener is Friday, Oct. 15 against the Canucks. Next, the Kraken led by Dave Hakstol will make their very first trip to Philadelphia on Monday, October 18.

Some notes on the program:

• According to Brian Smith, director of broadcast and media services for the Flyers, the last time the Flyers opened a season on a four-game homestand with fans in attendance was 1974-75.

• The Flyers have 15 consecutive series.

• The Flyers are not scheduled to play from February 2 to 22 due to the Olympic break, which is still undetermined.

• The Flyers’ longest consecutive home streak is six (February 26-March 8).

• The Flyers’ longest consecutive road game period is five (twice).

• The Flyers face the Devils and Blue Jackets only three times each.

As for some fun and notable matches:

October 15 – Season opener at home against the Canucks.

October 18 – Hakstol and the Kraken expansion are coming to town.

November 26 – The ever-popular Black Friday home game this season against the Hurricanes.

December 29 – The Flyers’ very first trip to Seattle to face the Kraken.

January 6 – The first of two home games for the Flyers against the Penguins.

Match 27 – New Flyers defenseman Ryan Ellis returns to Nashville for the first time.

Here is the full Flyers schedule, with start times to be announced at a later date.

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