The Golden Knights won’t have to wait long for a shot at revenge against the rival San Jose Sharks.
After a controversial ending to Game 7 of their bitter Western Conference playoff series, Vegas will open the 2019-20 season at T-Mobile Arena against the Sharks on Oct. 2.
The NHL released each team’s season-opening game Friday. Full schedules are expected to be unveiled Tuesday.
It will mark the second consecutive season that the Knights open at home. They dropped a 5-2 decision to Philadelphia to begin the 2018-19 slate.
In addition, the Sharks’ home opener will be against the Knights two days later.
The Knights and Sharks have met 21 times over the last two seasons, by far the most the Knights have played against any opponent in their brief history.
Fuel was added to an already contentious rivalry when a questionable major penalty against Cody Eakin sparked a San Jose rally from a 3-0 third-period deficit in the first round of the playoffs in April.
The Knights are 5-1-2 in eight regular-season meetings, while the teams have split a pair of playoff series.