Here is the 2018-2019 Carolina Hurricanes schedule

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Hurricanes owner Thomas Dundon says that he was comfortable picking Rod Brind'Amour’s to coach the hurricanes but the risk to his legacy is real.

The Carolina Hurricanes will go into the 2018-19 season determined to reach the Stanley Cup playoff for the first time since 2009, and with what could be a manageable schedule.

The Hurricanes, under new head coach Rod Brind'Amour, open the season at home Oct. 4 against the New York Islanders. They play seven games at home in October, even bucking the N.C. State Fair.

For the first time since 2002, the Canes have scheduled a home game during the run of the State Fair, set Oct. 11-21 this season. Carolina will host the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, Oct. 20, with a 1 p.m. start.

Canes officials have been hesitant to schedule games during fair week, citing traffic and parking concerns. But N.C. State has scheduled home football games during fair week in the past, making it work, and the Canes will give it another try this season.

Other highlights of the schedule, which was released Thursday by the NHL:

-- 17 back-to-back sets. including four that will have both games played at PNC Arena.

-- A New Year's Eve game against the Philadelphia Flyers at PNC Arena, with a 6 p.m. start.

-- A six-game homestand in November, the longest of the season.

-- A total of 27 of the 41 home games played on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

-- Four games against the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals, two in December and two in March.

-- An NHL bye week that begins the day after the Jan. 25-26 All-Star Game break, giving the Canes eight days between games.

-- Three of the final four games of the season on the road, the last against the Flyers on April 6.

The Carolina Hurricanes' 2018-2019 schedule on Thursday.

Thu.10/4/2018N.Y. IslandersCarolina7:00 PM7:00 PM
Fri.10/5/2018CarolinaColumbus7:00 PM7:00 PM
Sun.10/7/2018N.Y. RangersCarolina5:00 PM5:00 PM
Tue.10/9/2018VancouverCarolina7:00 PM7:00 PM
Sat.10/13/2018CarolinaMinnesota6:00 PM5:00 PM
Sun.10/14/2018CarolinaWinnipeg7:00 PM6:00 PM
Tue.10/16/2018CarolinaTampa Bay7:30 PM7:30 PM
Sat.10/20/2018ColoradoCarolina1:00 PM1:00 PM
Mon.10/22/2018CarolinaDetroit7:30 PM7:30 PM
Fri.10/26/2018San JoseCarolina7:30 PM7:30 PM
Sun.10/28/2018N.Y. IslandersCarolina5:00 PM5:00 PM
Tue.10/30/2018BostonCarolina7:00 PM7:00 PM
Fri.11/2/2018CarolinaArizona10:00 PM7:00 PM
Sat.11/3/2018CarolinaVegas10:00 PM7:00 PM
Tue.11/6/2018CarolinaSt. Louis8:00 PM7:00 PM
Thu.11/8/2018CarolinaChicago8:30 PM7:30 PM
Sat.11/10/2018DetroitCarolina7:00 PM7:00 PM
Mon.11/12/2018ChicagoCarolina7:00 PM7:00 PM
Sat.11/17/2018ColumbusCarolina7:00 PM7:00 PM
Sun.11/18/2018New JerseyCarolina5:00 PM5:00 PM
Wed.11/21/2018TorontoCarolina7:00 PM7:00 PM
Fri.11/23/2018FloridaCarolina7:30 PM7:30 PM
Sat.11/24/2018CarolinaN.Y. Islanders7:00 PM7:00 PM
Tue.11/27/2018CarolinaMontreal7:30 PM7:30 PM
Fri.11/30/2018AnaheimCarolina7:30 PM7:30 PM
Sun.12/2/2018CarolinaLos Angeles10:30 PM7:30 PM
Wed.12/5/2018CarolinaSan Jose10:30 PM7:30 PM
Fri.12/7/2018CarolinaAnaheim10:00 PM7:00 PM
Tue.12/11/2018TorontoCarolina7:00 PM7:00 PM
Thu.12/13/2018CarolinaMontreal7:30 PM7:30 PM
Fri.12/14/2018WashingtonCarolina7:30 PM7:30 PM
Sun.12/16/2018ArizonaCarolina1:00 PM1:00 PM
Thu.12/20/2018DetroitCarolina7:00 PM7:00 PM
Sat.12/22/2018PittsburghCarolina7:00 PM7:00 PM
Sun.12/23/2018BostonCarolina5:00 PM5:00 PM
Thu.12/27/2018CarolinaWashington7:00 PM7:00 PM
Sat.12/29/2018CarolinaNew Jersey1:00 PM1:00 PM
Mon.12/31/2018PhiladelphiaCarolina6:00 PM6:00 PM
Thu.1/3/2019CarolinaPhiladelphia7:00 PM7:00 PM
Fri.1/4/2019ColumbusCarolina7:30 PM7:30 PM
Sun.1/6/2019CarolinaOttawa2:00 PM2:00 PM
Tue.1/8/2019CarolinaN.Y. Islanders7:00 PM7:00 PM
Thu.1/10/2019CarolinaTampa Bay7:30 PM7:30 PM
Fri.1/11/2019BuffaloCarolina7:30 PM7:30 PM
Sun.1/13/2019NashvilleCarolina1:00 PM1:00 PM
Tue.1/15/2019CarolinaN.Y. Rangers7:00 PM7:00 PM
Fri.1/18/2019OttawaCarolina7:30 PM7:30 PM
Sun.1/20/2019CarolinaEdmonton9:30 PM7:30 PM
Tue.1/22/2019CarolinaCalgary9:00 PM7:00 PM
Wed.1/23/2019CarolinaVancouver10:30 PM7:30 PM
Fri.2/1/2019VegasCarolina7:30 PM7:30 PM
Sun.2/3/2019CalgaryCarolina2:00 PM2:00 PM
Tue.2/5/2019CarolinaPittsburgh7:00 PM7:00 PM
Thu.2/7/2019CarolinaBuffalo7:00 PM7:00 PM
Fri.2/8/2019CarolinaN.Y. Rangers7:00 PM7:00 PM
Sun.2/10/2019CarolinaNew Jersey3:00 PM3:00 PM
Tue.2/12/2019CarolinaOttawa7:30 PM7:30 PM
Fri.2/15/2019EdmontonCarolina7:30 PM7:30 PM
Sat.2/16/2019DallasCarolina8:00 PM8:00 PM
Tue.2/19/2019N.Y. RangersCarolina7:00 PM7:00 PM
Thu.2/21/2019CarolinaFlorida7:00 PM7:00 PM
Sat.2/23/2019CarolinaDallas5:00 PM4:00 PM
Tue.2/26/2019Los AngelesCarolina7:00 PM7:00 PM
Fri.3/1/2019St. LouisCarolina7:30 PM7:30 PM
Sat.3/2/2019CarolinaFlorida7:00 PM7:00 PM
Tue.3/5/2019CarolinaBoston7:00 PM7:00 PM
Fri.3/8/2019WinnipegCarolina7:30 PM7:30 PM
Sat.3/9/2019CarolinaNashville8:00 PM7:00 PM
Mon.3/11/2019CarolinaColorado9:00 PM7:00 PM
Fri.3/15/2019CarolinaColumbus7:00 PM7:00 PM
Sat.3/16/2019BuffaloCarolina7:00 PM7:00 PM
Tue.3/19/2019PittsburghCarolina7:00 PM7:00 PM
Thu.3/21/2019Tampa BayCarolina7:00 PM7:00 PM
Sat.3/23/2019MinnesotaCarolina7:00 PM7:00 PM
Sun.3/24/2019MontrealCarolina7:00 PM7:00 PM
Tue.3/26/2019CarolinaWashington7:00 PM7:00 PM
Thu.3/28/2019WashingtonCarolina7:00 PM7:00 PM
Sat.3/30/2019PhiladelphiaCarolina1:00 PM1:00 PM
Sun.3/31/2019CarolinaPittsburgh5:00 PM5:00 PM
Tue.4/2/2019CarolinaToronto7:30 PM7:30 PM
Thu.4/4/2019New JerseyCarolina7:00 PM7:00 PM
Sat.4/6/2019CarolinaPhiladelphia7:00 PM7:00 PM

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