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Canucks 2013 Schedule: Key Match-Ups And Full Season Dates

01/13/2013 01:17 EST | Updated 01/13/2013 02:45 EST
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Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo (1) and Kevin Bieska (3) leave the bench following a 4-2 loss to the LA Kings in game two of first round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey action at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, April, 13, 2012. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

The Vancouver Canucks open the 2013 NHL season against the Anaheim Ducks next Saturday, and it's a season full of questions.

Will Roberto Luongo stay? Will the Canucks get a second-line centre to replace Ryan Kesler? Does the team have enough assets to take them past the first round of the playoffs?

Here are some key matchups to look forward to out of the Canucks' full 2013 season schedule:

Canucks at Kings (Monday, Jan. 28)

They dumped the Canucks in the first round en route to a surprising Stanley Cup victory. One of the best games for the Canucks last season was their rematch with the Boston Bruins. Emotions won't be running nearly as high, but maybe the Canucks can soothe the sting of defeat with a single victory.

Blackhawks at Canucks (Friday, Feb. 1)

The rivalry that just won't die. These teams hate each other like vampires hate sunlight. What will happen when the Sedins have to face off against pesky forward Dave Bolland again? Or when Patrick Kane confronts a cab driver?

See the full schedule under the slideshow

Vancouver Canucks Players 2012/13

Sat. Jan. 19 - Anaheim at Vancouver, 7 p.m. PST (CBC)

Sun. Jan. 20 - Edmonton at Vancouver, 6 p.m. PST

Wed. Jan. 23 - Calgary at Vancouver, 7 p.m. PST

Fri. Jan. 25 - Vancouver at Anaheim, 7 p.m. PST

Sun. Jan. 27 - Vancouver at San Jose, 5 p.m. PST

Mon. Jan. 28 - Vancouver at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m. PST (TSN)

Wed. Jan. 30 - Colorado at Vancouver, 7 p.m. PST

Fri. Feb. 1 - Chicago at Vancouver, 7 p.m. PST (TSN)

Mon. Feb. 4 - Vancouver at Edmonton, 6:30 p.m. PST

Thurs. Feb. 7 - Vancouver at Minnesota, 5 p.m. PST

Sat. Feb. 9 - Calgary at Vancouver, 7 p.m. PST (CBC)

Tues. Feb. 12 - Minnesota at Vancouver, 7 p.m. PST (TSN)

Fri. Feb. 15 - Dallas at Vancouver, 7 p.m. PST

Sun. Feb. 17 - St. Louis at Vancouver, 6 p.m. PST

Tues. Feb. 19 - Vancouver at Chicago, 5:30 p.m. PST

Thurs. Feb. 21 - Vancouver at Dallas, 5:30 p.m. PST

Fri. Feb. 22 - Vancouver at Nashville, 5 p.m. PST

Sun. Feb. 24 - Vancouver at Detroit, 2 p.m. PST

Tues. Feb. 26 - Phoenix at Vancouver, 7 p.m. PST

Sat. March 2 - Los Angeles at Vancouver, 7 p.m. PST (CBC, NHL Network)

Sun. March 3 - Vancouver at Calgary, 5 p.m. PST

Tues. March 5 - San Jose at Vancouver, 7 p.m. PST

Thurs. March 7 - Vancouver at Columbus, 4 p.m. PST

Sun. March 10 - Vancouver at Minnesota, 5 p.m. PST

Tues. March 12 - Vancouver at Columbus, 4 p.m. PST

Thurs. March 14 - Nashville at Vancouver, 7 p.m. PST (TSN)

Sat. March 16 - Detroit at Vancouver, 7 p.m. PST (CBC, NHL Network)

Mon. March 18 - Minnesota at Vancouver, 7 p.m. PST

Tues. March 19 - St. Louis at Vancouver, 7 p.m. PST (TSN)

Thurs. March 21 - Vancouver at Phoenix, 7 p.m. PST

Sat. March 23 - Vancouver at Los Angeles, 1 p.m. PST (NHL Network)

Sun. March 24 - Vancouver at Colorado, 5 p.m. PST

Tues. March 26 - Columbus at Vancouver, 7 p.m. PST

Thurs. March 28 - Colorado at Vancouver, 7 p.m. PST

Sat. March 30 - Vancouver at Edmonton, 7 p.m. PST (CBC)

Mon. April 1 - Vancouver at San Jose, 7:30 p.m. PST

Thurs. April 4 - Edmonton at Vancouver, 7 p.m. PST

Sat. April 6 - Calgary at Vancouver, 7 p.m. PST (CBC, NHL Network)

Mon. April 8 - Phoenix at Vancouver, 7 p.m. PST (TSN)

Wed. April 10 - Vancouver at Calgary, 6:30 p.m. PST

Sat. April 13 - Vancouver at Colorado, 12 p.m. PST (NHL Network)

Mon. April 15 - Vancouver at Nashville, 5 p.m. PST

Tues. April 16 - Vancouver at St. Louis, 5 p.m. PST

Thurs. April 18 - Vancouver at Dallas, 5:30 p.m. PST (NHL Network)

Sat. April 20 - Detroit at Vancouver, 7 p.m. PST (CBC, NHL Network)

Mon. April 22 - Chicago at Vancouver, 7 p.m. PST (NHL Network)

Thurs. April 25 - Anaheim at Vancouver, 7 p.m. PST (NHL Network)

Sat. April 27 - Vancouver at Edmonton, 7 p.m. PST (CBC)