Bruins To Play Flyers Oct. 8 At TD Garden In 2014-15 Season Home Opener

Milan Lucic, Loui Eriksson, Andrej Meszaros, Ray EmeryThe Boston Bruins will kick off their 2014-15 home campaign by welcoming a familiar rival to town.

The NHL announced the 2014-15 home openers for all 30 teams Saturday, with the Bruins slated to face the Philadelphia Flyers on Oct. 8 at TD Garden. The league will announce its full 1,230-game regular-season schedule Sunday at 4 p.m. ET.

After their tilt against Philadelphia, the Bruins head to Detroit to take on the Red Wings in their home opener, a rematch of the 2013-14 Eastern Conference quarterfinals, on Oct. 9.

After that, the Bruins will head to Bell Centre to face the rival Montreal Canadiens in their home opener on Oct. 16, seeking revenge for a playoff exit at the hands of the Habs in this year’s Eastern Conference semifinals.

Other notable home openers include the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, who open at home against San Jose after coming back from a 3-0 series deficit to beat the Sharks in this season’s Western Conference quarterfinals, and the Colorado Avalanche, who play their home opener against the Minnesota Wild after being dispatched by them in their playoff matchup.

See below for a full list of NHL teams’ home openers.

FULL LIST OF HOME OPENERS, 2014-15 SEASON
Anaheim Ducks: Friday, Oct. 17 vs. Minnesota
*Arizona Coyotes: Thursday, Oct. 9 vs. Winnipeg
Boston Bruins: Wednesday, Oct. 8 vs. Philadelphia
Buffalo Sabres: Thursday, Oct. 9 vs. Columbus
Calgary Flames: Wednesday, Oct. 8 vs. Vancouver
Carolina Hurricanes: Friday, Oct. 10 vs. NY Islanders
Chicago Blackhawks: Saturday, Oct. 11 vs. Buffalo
Colorado Avalanche: Saturday, Oct. 11 vs. Minnesota
Columbus Blue Jackets: Saturday, Oct. 11 vs. NY Rangers
Dallas Stars: Thursday, Oct. 9 vs. Chicago
Detroit Red Wings: Thursday, Oct. 9 vs. Boston
Edmonton Oilers: Thursday, Oct. 9 vs. Calgary
Florida Panthers: Saturday, Oct. 11 vs. New Jersey
Los Angeles Kings: Wednesday, Oct. 8 vs. San Jose
Minnesota Wild: Thursday, Oct. 9 vs. Colorado
Montreal Canadiens: Thursday, Oct. 16 vs. Boston
Nashville Predators: Thursday, Oct. 9 vs. Ottawa
New Jersey Devils: Saturday, Oct. 18 vs. San Jose
New York Islanders: Saturday, Oct. 11 vs. Carolina
New York Rangers: Sunday, Oct. 12 vs. Toronto
Ottawa Senators: Thursday, Oct. 16 vs. Colorado
Philadelphia Flyers: Thursday, Oct. 9 vs. New Jersey
Pittsburgh Penguins: Thursday, Oct. 9 vs. Anaheim
San Jose Sharks: Saturday, Oct. 11 vs. Winnipeg
St. Louis Blues: Thursday, Oct. 9 vs. NY Rangers
Tampa Bay Lightning: Thursday, Oct. 9 vs. Florida
Toronto Maple Leafs: Wednesday, Oct. 8 vs. Montreal
Vancouver Canucks: Saturday, Oct. 11 vs. Edmonton
Washington Capitals: Thursday, Oct. 9 vs. Montreal
Winnipeg Jets: Friday, Oct. 17 vs. Nashville

*Franchise’s name officially changes on Friday, June 27, at 2014 NHL Draft