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2015-16 Calgary Flames home opener part of four-game start to the new season

Calgary will be part of the party when we welcome hockey back.

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The Calgary Flames won't have to wait long to get the new season officially underway. After departing from our lives back in early May, the Flames will once again grace Saddledome ice on Wednesday, Oct. 7. They'll be hosting the Vancouver Canucks to start the season.

The last time they played Vancouver was at the end of a six-game playoff series on April 25, when the Flames came back from a 3-0 deficit to win 7-4 and eliminate the Canucks. Micheal Ferland scored the first goal to kick off the comeback, and the last, as well, to pour some extra salt in their wounds. Think he'll be in the lineup?

Last season, the Flames began their season in Vancouver, losing 4-2, and opened the Saddledome back up with a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.

Calgary is one of eight teams to be playing on the NHL's opening night of October 7. The other host cities are the Chicago Blackhawks (against the New York Rangers), the Los Angeles Kings (against the San Jose Sharks), and the Toronto Maple Leafs (against the Montreal Canadiens).

The Flames will also take part in two other teams' home openers. They'll be the first team to visit Vancouver on Saturday, Oct. 10, and they'll also help bring hockey back to Winnipeg, where they'll play the Jets on Friday, Oct. 16.

The rest of the 2015-16 schedule will be released tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. MT.