Habs Start 2014-15 Season on the Road vs Leafs

Photo: Richard Wolowicz, Getty Images

Photo: Richard Wolowicz, Getty Images

The NHL announced the home openers for each team for the upcoming 2014-15 season. Upon first glance, the Canadiens will be participating in two other home openers in addition to their own. They will start their campaign on the road against the Maple Leafs on the 8th and then fly to Washington to take on the Capitals the very next night. Montreal will not be playing at the Bell Centre until the 16th when they host their biggest rival, the Boston Bruins, who will look for revenge after being knocked out by the Habs in the playoffs.

The Canadiens have suited up against the Leafs for their first game of the season for a number of years now, dating back to 2009-10. If you are a Toronto fan, you might be happy about this because 1) you hate the Habs and 2) you have done quite well against them in those opening games. In 2009-10, the Canadiens defeated the Leafs 4-3 in overtime but since then, the Leafs have had the Canadiens’ number. The Habs will hope that they can get back to spoiling Toronto’s season starts like they did in 2008-09 where they put up 6 goals to 1 at the ACC. If you’re wondering who was the star of that game, it was Sergei Kostitsyn with 2 goals and one assist.

Here is the full list of home openers around the league:

  • 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

Will the Canadiens finally beat the Leafs on opening night?

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One Response to Habs Start 2014-15 Season on the Road vs Leafs

  1. You are one talented writer, Michael. Bless you and your beautiful soul 😉

    Goof June 23, 2014 at 5:44 pm Reply

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