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Canadiens, Senators open 2012-13 NHL season

Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens will face the Ottawa Senators in one of four games scheduled to kick off the 2012-2013 NHL season.

The Canadiens, with a new general manager in Marc Bergevin and a new head coach in Michel Therrien, will open the new season at home on Thursday, October 11th against the Senators, who finished second in the Northeast last season.

The Vancouver Canucks will be in Calgary in the second Canadian opening night double header.

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Boston is at Philadelphia and Colorado plays host to St. Louis in the other opening night matches.

The Edmonton Oilers will open their campaign on Saturday, October 13th on the road against the Vancouver Canucks while the Toronto Maple Leafs play host to the Canadiens in their season opener the same night.

Earlier in the day, the Winnipeg Jets welcome the Carolina Hurricanes to the Manitoba capital.

The Los Angeles Kings will raise their Stanley Cup banner on October 12th as they play host to the New York Rangers. The Kings will travel to New Jersey for a Stanley Cup rematch on February 9th - the only time this season that the two teams will meet.

As previously announced, the Detroit Red Wings will face the Toronto Maple Leafs on January 1st in the NHL Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium on the campus of the University of Michigan.

The NHL All-Star Weekend takes place January 24-28 in Columbus while the regular season comes to an end on Saturday, April 13th.

CHECK OUT THE ENTIRE 2012-13 SCHEDULE

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