The Blue Jackets' 2018-19 Home Opener is Friday, Oct. 5 Against the Carolina Hurricanes

By Rob Mixer on June 20, 2018 at 12:11 pm
Columbus Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson tries to beat Hurricanes goaltender Scott Darling during a game at Nationwide Arena.
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Only a few months now...

The NHL conducted its annual coordinated announcement of home openers on Wednesday afternoon. Within the noise was news that the Blue Jackets open their 2018-19 home schedule on Friday, Oct. 5 against the Carolina Hurricanes.

What else have we learned? The Red Wings' home opener is Oct. 4 against the Blue Jackets at Little Caesars Arena, so we can conclude that these are the first two games of the season for Columbus – a team that's become used to back-to-backs.

The complete 2018-19 schedule will be released Thursday afternoon.