Dallas Stars Release 2015-2016 Schedule; Chicago Blackhawks Visits Dallas Three Times This Season

The Dallas Stars will play only 12 back-to-back sets this season. 20 of their first 41 games will be played at home, with their home opener versus the Pittsburgh Penguins on October 8.

Your Christmas in June has arrived with the release of the Dallas Stars schedule!

Here's some interesting notes about the schedule:

*The Stars will open and close the season on home ice this year.

*There are only 12 back-to-back sets. They are:

That's a lot of Blues games on back-to-back sets. In fact, the Stars will never play the Blues on a night that isn't part of a back-to-back set. Because that hasn't been a problem for the Stars recently or anything (though they have recently played very well against the Blues...but still schedule maker, what's with all the divisional games on back-to-backs?)

*Chicago plays in Dallas three times this season, which is three times we can Victory Green out the arena so please make sure to plan accordingly and buy those games, if you haven't already.

*Dallas will play their traditional New Year's Eve game versus the Nashville Predators this year.

*The longest home-stand spans five games and the longest road trip spans four games (three times this season).