RDS reports the Canadiens will play their 2010-’11 home opener against Guy Boucher and the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday, Oct. 13.
As was the case in 2009-’10, the Canadiens will begin their season in Toronto, on Thurssday, Oct. 7.
Fans may recall the 4-3 win at the ACC last Oct. 1 – notable because:
• Josh Gorges scored the winner with 13 seconds left in OT.
• Georges Laraque fought Colton Orr 1:51 into the season.
• Carey Price made 43 saves; and
• Andrei Markov was injured.
The full schedule will be announced tomorrow.
Here’s a list of home openers.
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On Thursday afternoon, while Quebecers are celebrating June 24, Pierre Gauthier will meet the media in Santa Monica on the eve of the draft.
The Canadiens have five picks – 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th and 7th rounds.
Carolina has 11 picks, the Oilers and Islanders 10 each.
Anaheim, Atlanta, Boston and Phoenix have two first-round picks.
Calgary, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Toronto have no picks in the first round.
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Shout-out to Watsatheo for this Ian Schultz compilation