Bruins’ Must-See Games of 2013-14 Schedule Include Stanley Cup Rematches, Tyler Seguin’s Return

Tuukka Rask, Michal Handzus , Patrice BergeronThe Bruins and the rest of the NHL found out their schedule for the 2013-14 season on Friday afternoon, and with the return to the 82-game schedule this season, the B’s will get a look at the entire league.

After getting a quick glance at the Bruins’ schedule, there are a handful of games that stand out right away. Here’s a quick look at some of the games to watch this season.

Thursday, Oct. 3 versus Tampa Bay – The season and home opener. Enough said.

Saturday, Oct. 5 versus Detroit – The Red Wings come to town for the first time as a member of the Eastern Conference and the Atlantic Division.

Thursday, Oct. 24 versus San Jose — Joe Thornton returns as the Sharks come to Boston.

Wednesday, Oct. 30 at Pittsburgh – The first meeting for these two Eastern Conference powers since the B’s swept the Penguins.

Tuesday, Nov. 5 versus Dallas – Tyler Seguin returns to Boston for the first time since being traded this summer.

Saturday, Nov. 9 versus Toronto – The two teams’ first matchup since the Bruins’ shocking Game 7 win last season.

Thursday, Nov. 14 versus Columbus – This could be Nathan Horton‘s first return to Boston since signing with the Blue Jackets, although he may still be recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.

Thursday, Dec. 5 at Montreal – The historic rivals meet for the first time in the 2013-14 season.

Saturday, Dec. 14 at Vancouver – The Bruins and Canucks renew their rivalry that was born in the 2011 Stanley Cup Final.

Sunday, Jan. 19 at Chicago – A rematch of the Stanley Cup Final takes place in a Sunday matinee at United Center.

Saturday, Feb. 1 versus Edmonton – Andrew Ference makes his return to Boston after signing with the Oilers this summer.

Tuesday, Feb. 4 verus Vancouver – The Canucks return to Boston for the first time since a fight-filled affair in January 2012.

Thursday, March 27 versus Chicago – The Blackhawks return to TD Garden for the first time since winning the Stanley Cup in June.

Sunday, April 13 at New Jersey – The Bruins’ 2013-14 season comes to a close against the Devils.



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