The Calgary Flames host San Jose in their season debut, which goes Jan. 20, the first day of the condensed 2013 season.

A total of 13 games are set for Day 1 of the regular season that ends April 27.

Unlike Edmonton, the Calgary Flames are in the pits and they don't have much hope to lean on. The Flames will kick off the shortened 2013 NHL season on Sunday Jan. 20 on home ice against the San Jose Sharks.

Check out the full Flames 2013 schedule.


The Flames made a late playoff push in 2012 instead of bottoming out for a high draft pick. They reacquired Mike Cammalleri from the Montreal Canadiens with the hope of squeaking into the first round.

Alas, they failed, and in so doing they fell just out of the range that would have permitted them a high first-round pick. Top prospect Tim Erixon also refused to sign an entry-level deal with the team, forcing the Flames to deal him to the Rangers.

The Flames may have some hope in KHL signing Roman Cervenka, who was the Russian league's top scorer in the 2010-11 season. But his production has dropped since then, so it leaves one to question when the Flames will find themselves on the upswing again.

GALLERY: Canada's NHL Teams get back into action

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  • Montreal Canadiens

    <a href="http://canadiens.nhl.com/club/index.htm">The Montreal Canadiens</a> will kick off their 2013 season at home against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Jan. 19. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

  • Ottawa Senators

    <a href="http://senators.nhl.com/">The Ottawa Senators</a> travel to Winnipeg to take on the Jets to start their season on Jan. 19. The Senators home opener will be on Monday against the Florida Panthers. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

  • Toronto Maple Leafs

    <a href="http://mapleleafs.nhl.com/">The Toronto Maple Leafs</a> face-off against the Montreal Canadiens on Jan. 19. Their homeopener will be against the Buffalo Sabres on Jan. 21. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

  • Winnipeg Jets

    <a href="http://jets.nhl.com/">The Winnipeg Jets</a> will play the Ottawa Senators to kick off their 2013 season on Jan. 19. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

  • Calgary Flames

    <a href="http://flames.nhl.com/">The Calgary Flames</a> will face the San Jose Sharks at home on Sun. Jan. 20 to start their 2013 season.(AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

  • Edmonton Oilers

    <a href="http://oilers.nhl.com/">The Edmonton Oilers</a> will start their season on Sun. Jan. 20 in Vancouver against the Canucks. The Oilers return home on Tue. Jan. 22 to face the San Jose Sharks. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

  • Vancouver Canucks

    The <a href="http://canucks.nhl.com/">Vancouver Canucks</a> will start their 2013 season on Saturday Jan. 19 against the Anaheim Ducks. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)