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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:




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




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




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




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




Tuesday, February 1 vs. Seattle


Thursday, February 24 @ Seattle


Saturday, February 26 @ San Jose


Monday, February 28 @ Los Angeles




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




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

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