The Canadiens and the NHL released their complete 2014-15 NHL regular-season schedule on Sunday afternoon with the Habs opening on Wednesday, Oct. 8 in Toronto against the Maple Leafs. The Canadiens’ home opener will be on Thursday, Oct. 16 against the Boston Bruins.
The Canadiens will also end the regular season in Toronto on Saturday, April 11 against the Leafs. The 82-game schedule will cover 186 days.
The Canadiens will once again play a couple of matinee games on Super Bowl weekend with the Washington Capitals visiting the Bell Centre on Saturday, Jan. 31 and the Phoenix Coyotes on Super Bowl Sunday. Both games will be 1 p.m. starts.
The Canadiens will play 30 games against their seven division opponents (Boston, Buffalo, Detroit, Florida, Ottawa, Tampa Bay and Toronto), and three games against each of the other eight non-division teams from the Eastern Conference (24 games). The remaining 28 games will be against Western Conference clubs, with one home game and one away game against each of the 14 teams.
The Canadiens will also play eight preseason games starting on Monday, Sept. 22 when they play a Red vs. White game at the Bell Centre.
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