The Carolina Hurricanes will play seven exhibition games before the 2017-18 regular season, including two games at PNC Arena, it was announced Thursday.
The Hurricanes will open the preseason schedule at Buffalo on Sept. 18. The following night, Carolina will play the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena in Tampa before returning to Raleigh to host the Lightning at PNC Arena on Sept. 20.
After a road game at Washington on Sept. 23, the Hurricanes travel to Edmonton to open a two-game set against the Oilers. The first game will be at the Oilers’ home arena, Rogers Place; the second a neutral-site game at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Sask.
Carolina wraps up the exhibition schedule Sept. 29 with a home game against the Capitals.
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Hurricanes’ 2017-18 preseason schedule
Sept. 18 , at Buffalo , 7 p.m.
Sept. 19 , at Tampa Bay , 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 20, Tampa Bay , 7 p.m.
Sept. 23 , at Washington, 7 p.m.
Sept. 25 , at Edmonton , 9 p.m.
Sept. 27, at Edmonton (in Sasakatoon) , 8 p.m.
Sept. 29 , Washington , 7:30 p.m.