Boston Bruins’ 2016-17 Home Opener Date, Opponent Announced By NHL

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June 20, 2016

The puck will drop at TD Garden in exactly four months.

The NHL announced Monday that the Boston Bruins will play their home opener for the 2016-17 season on Thursday, Oct. 20, against the New Jersey Devils at TD Garden.

The B’s have opened their home schedule against the Devils only one other time in franchise history. Boston and New Jersey played to a 3-3 tie in that contest, which kicked off the 2003-04 season.

The NHL announced the home openers for every team, and the Bruins will play at least two games on the road before the home opener. The B’s face Columbus on Oct. 13 in the Blue Jackets’ home opener before traveling to Toronto for the Maple Leafs’ home opener on Oct. 15.

The league will release the full schedule for the 2016-17 season Tuesday.

Thumbnail photo via Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron
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