I was looking at the Sens schedule for the season, why does Ottawa get stuck with so many games starting in the afternoons on weekends, and the Leafs I believe have one game, besides the Jan 1, 2014 game outdoors. I believe Montreal has 7 games.

I believe Ottawa has 15 or 16 games that start before 7pm.

I don't remember Ottawa ever having this many matinee games on weekends before. Any reasons why?