The Carolina Hurricanes have new home and road sweaters this season, but that doesn't mean they're losing the popular black third jersey. In fact, they recently released a schedule that outlines the 12 games in which they'll be wearing it.
Additionally, the Hurricanes point out that fans will get to see the new road jersey at home a couple times this year.
They'll sport white at PNC Arena when they host Tampa Bay on Fri., Nov. 1 and against Columbus on Sat., March 29.
I plan to add more third jersey schedules to this blog post as I come across them. Let me know if you spot any — specifically the Sabres' as I'd love to know when that one debuts!
The San Jose Sharks will wear their black third jersey 11 times this season for Thursday and Sunday home games (excluding opening night).
Here's a look at how the schedule shakes out.
- Thurs., Nov. 7 — vs. Vancouver Canucks
- Thurs., Nov. 21 — vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
- Thurs., Dec. 12 — vs. Minnesota Wild
- Sun., Dec. 29 — vs. Anaheim Ducks
- Thurs., Jan. 2 — vs. Edmonton Oilers
- Thurs., Jan. 9 — vs. Detroit Red Wings
- Thurs., Jan. 23 — vs. Winnipeg Jets
- Thurs., March 6 — vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
- Thurs., March 20 — vs. Anaheim Ducks
- Thurs., March 27 — vs. Winnipeg Jets
- Thurs., April 3 — vs. Los Angeles Kings
Only one Sunday date on the list and three Eastern Conference foes in Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay and Detroit will face the Sharks in black.
By the way, now that the San Jose has new home and road jerseys to match their minimalist thirds, perhaps teal will make a return to the playoffs — should the team qualify this season.
The Sharks first introduced this uniform in 2008.
For a dozen games this season, the Colorado Avalanche will sport blue. The club plans to wear their alternate sweater 12 times, all at home.
Here is a list of those dates.
- Tues., Oct. 15 — vs. Dallas Stars
- Sun., Nov. 10 — vs. Washington Capitals
- Sat., Nov. 30 — vs. Minnesota Wild
- Sat., Dec. 14 — vs. Minnesota Wild
- Sun., Dec. 29 — vs. Winnipeg Jets
- Mon., Jan. 6 — vs. Calgary Flames
- Thurs., Jan. 16 — vs. New Jersey Devils
- Sat., Feb. 1 — vs. Buffalo Sabres
- Sun., March 2 — vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
- Fri., March 14 — vs. Anaheim Ducks
- Thurs., March 27 — vs. Vancouver Canucks
- Thurs., April 3 — vs. New York Rangers
These dates are all over the map. The only night of the week you won't find the Avs in blue is Wednesday. Every other night is covered at some point during the season.
By the way, maybe I'm only noticing this because I'm a Lightning fan, but so far all three teams we have a schedule for plans to wear their third against Tampa Bay at some point this season. I'm looking forward to the variety!