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Bruins Open 2021-22 Season At Home On Oct. 16 Against The Stars

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The NHL announced the 2021-22 regular-season schedule on Thursday night and the Boston Bruins will open their season at TD Garden on Oct. 16 against the Dallas Stars.

What that Boston Bruins team that hosts the Stars that night will look like is anyone’s guess at this point but this will begin The Bruins’ and the NHL’s first 82-game season since 2018-19 regular season thanks to the pandemic that shortened both the 2019-20 and 2021 seasons.

The NHL regular season will kick off four nights earlier with a doubleheader that features the Tampa Lightning raising their second-straight Stanley Cup banner and then hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins. The nightcap will feature the expansion Seattle Kraken playing in their first-ever NHL game against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The 2022 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada on Feb. 4-5 and the NHL will pause from Feb. 5-22 for a tentative Olympic Break. As of now, the NHL, NHLPA, and IOC have not reached an agreement on NHL participation in the Men’s Hockey Tournament.

“Subject to reaching an agreement with the NHL Players’ Association and the International Ice Hockey Federation on all outstanding issues, including appropriate COVID-19 insurance for NHL Players, the League has agreed, per the Collective Bargaining Agreement, to pause from Feb. 7-22, 2022 to accommodate NHL Player participation in the Olympic Games,” the NHL said in a press release Thursday evening.

After hosting former Boston Bruins Tyler Seguin and Anton Khudobin and the Stars in the season opener, the Bruins will embark on their first road trip of the season for a two-game roadie. The Bruins will play the Philadelphia Flyers on Oct. 20 and the Buffalo Sabres on Oct. 22.

The Boston Bruins won’t face the back-to-back defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning until December 4 at TD Garden. The Bruins will get their first shot at the team that eliminated them from the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs when they play the New York Islanders on December 15 at the brand new UBS Arena.

The Boston Bruins and the defending Campbell Trophy champions, the Montreal Canadiens, will renew one of the greatest rivalries in pro sports on November 14 at TD Garden. This will be the first time that the Habs and Bruins have played against each other since a 4-1 Bruins win at TD Garden on Feb. 12, 2020. The Bruins first trip to the Bell Centre will be on December 18.

NHL Divisions and conferences will return to their original formats for the 2021-22 regular season.

Games Within Division

5 teams x 2 home / 2 away  (Subtotal 10 home / 10 away)

1 team x 2 home / 1 away  (Subtotal 2 home / 1 away)

1 team x 1 home / 2 away  (Subtotal 1 home / 2 away)

 

Games Within Conference (Non-Division)

4 teams x 2 home / 1 away (Subtotal  8 home / 4 away)

4 teams x 1 home / 2 away (Subtotal 4 home / 8 away)

 

Non-Conference Games                                                               

16 teams x 1 home / 1 away (Subtotal 16 home / 16 away)

 

Grand Total – 82 Games

41 home / 41 away

 

Here’s the full 2021-22 Boston Bruins schedule:

 

OCTOBER:

 

Saturday, October 16 vs. Dallas

 

Wednesday, October 20 @ Philadelphia

 

Friday, October 22 @ Buffalo

 

Sunday, October 24 vs. San Jose

 

Monday, October 25 @ Carolina

 

Wednesday, October 27 @ Florida

 

Saturday, October 30 vs. Florida

 

NOVEMBER:

 

Thursday, November 4 vs. Detroit

 

Saturday, November 6 @ Toronto

 

Tuesday, November 9 vs. Ottawa

 

Thursday, November 11 vs. Edmonton

 

Saturday, November 13 @ New Jersey

 

Sunday, November 14 vs. Montreal

 

Saturday, November 20 @ Philadelphia

 

Sunday, November 21 vs. Calgary

 

Wednesday, November 24 @ Buffalo

 

Friday, November 26 vs. N.Y. Rangers

 

Sunday, November 28 vs. Vancouver

 

Tuesday, November 30 vs. Carolina

 

DECEMBER:

 

Thursday, December 2 @ Nashville

 

Saturday, December 4 vs. Tampa Bay

 

Wednesday, December 8 @ Vancouver

 

Thursday, December 9 @ Edmonton

 

Saturday, December 11 @ Calgary

 

Tuesday, December 14 vs. Vegas

 

Wednesday, December 15 @ N.Y. Islanders

 

Saturday, December 18 @ Montreal

 

Sunday, December 19 @ Ottawa

 

Tuesday, December 21 vs. Detroit

 

Thursday, December 23 vs. Colorado

 

Monday, December 27 vs. Pittsburgh

 

Wednesday, December 29 @ Ottawa

 

JANUARY:

 

Saturday, January 1 vs. Buffalo

 

Sunday, January 2 @ Detroit

 

Tuesday, January 4 vs. New Jersey

 

Thursday, January 6 vs. Minnesota

 

Saturday, January 8 @ Tampa Bay

 

Monday, January 10 @ Washington

 

Wednesday, January 12 @ Montreal

 

Thursday, January 13 vs. Philadelphia

 

Saturday, January 15 vs. Nashville

 

Tuesday, January 18 vs. Carolina

 

Thursday, January 20 vs. Washington

 

Saturday, January 22 vs. Winnipeg

 

Monday, January 24 vs. Anaheim

 

Wednesday, January 26 @ Colorado

 

Friday, January 28 @ Arizona

 

Sunday, January 30 @ Dallas

 

FEBRUARY:

 

Tuesday, February 1 vs. Seattle

 

Thursday, February 24 @ Seattle

 

Saturday, February 26 @ San Jose

 

Monday, February 28 @ Los Angeles

 

MARCH:

 

Tuesday, March 1 @ Anaheim

 

Thursday, March 3 @ Vegas

 

Saturday, March 5 @ Columbus

 

Monday, March 7 vs. Los Angeles

 

Thursday, March 10 vs. Chicago

 

Saturday, March 12 vs. Arizona

 

Tuesday, March 15 @ Chicago

 

Wednesday, March 16 @ Minnesota

 

Friday, March 18 @ Winnipeg

 

Monday, March 21 vs. Montreal

 

Tuesday, March 22 @ N.Y. Islanders

 

Thursday, March 24 vs. Tampa Bay

 

Saturday, March 26 vs. N.Y. Islanders

 

Tuesday, March 29 vs. Toronto

 

Thursday, March 31 vs. New Jersey

 

APRIL:

 

Saturday, April 2 vs. Columbus

 

Monday, April 4 @ Columbus

 

Tuesday, April 5 @ Detroit

 

Friday, April 8 @ Tampa Bay

 

Sunday, April 10 @ Washington

 

Tuesday, April 12 vs. St. Louis

 

Thursday, April 14 vs. Ottawa

 

Saturday, April 16 vs. Pittsburgh

 

Tuesday, April 19 @ St. Louis

 

Thursday, April 21 @ Pittsburgh

 

Saturday, April 23 vs. N.Y. Rangers

 

Sunday, April 24 @ N.Y. Rangers

 

Tuesday, April 26 vs. Florida

 

Thursday, April 28 vs. Buffalo

 

Friday, April 29 @ Toronto

With 20 years of experience (SiriusXM NHL Network Radio, ESPNBoston, NESN, NHL.com, etc.) covering the Bruins, the NHL, NCAA and junior hockey and more, Jimmy Murphy’s hockey black book is full of Hall of Famers, current players, coaches, management, scouts and a wide array of hockey media personalities that have lived in and around this great game. For 17 of his 20 years as a hockey and sports reporter, Murph covered the Bruins on essentially a daily basis covering their victorious 2011 Stanley Cup run and their 2013 run to the Final as well. Murphy has hosted national and local radio shows and podcasts and also has experience in TV as well.

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