BostonBruins.com — On Sunday afternoon, the NHL released their 2014-15 schedule, which kicks off on Wednesday, October 8 at TD Garden versus Philadelphia.
Boston will face Detroit — the team it defeated in five games in the first round of the 2014 NHL playoffs — twice within the first week of the season. The B’s travel to Detroit on Thursday, October 9 to face the Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena, then return to the Joe for a rematch on Wednesday, October 15. The Red Wings will visit TD Garden for the first time on Monday, December 29.
On October 16, the Bruins will face Montreal at the Bell Centre for the first time since losing to the Canadiens in Game 7 of this year’s Eastern Conference Semifinals. The game comes in the midst of the Bruins’ first three-game road trip of the season. The Canadiens will visit TD Garden for the first time on Saturday, November 22.
Boston will kick off the season with its first back-to-back, facing the Flyers at home before setting off for Detroit. In total, the B’s will play 16 back-to-backs.
Boston will face the defending champion Kings on Tuesday, December 2 in Los Angeles. It is the second game of a four-game West Coast road trip that also features games against Anaheim, San Jose and Phoenix. The B’s will welcome the Kings to TD Garden on Saturday, January 31.
The Bruins will take on the Eastern Conference champion New York Rangers for the first time on Thursday, January 15 at TD Garden.
Boston will once again face a packed schedule in the month of March, with 15 games in total, the most of any month this season, and four sets of back-to-backs. Seven of those games will be played on the road and eight will be at home.
Boston will finish the season with three consecutive road games against Washington on April 8, at Florida on April 9 and at Tampa Bay on April 11.
The 2015 All-Star Game will take place on January 25 in Columbus, Ohio. The Bruins’ last game prior to the All-Star break falls on Wednesday, January 21 at Colorado, and their first game of the second half comes on Thursday, January 29 at the New York Islanders.
You can see the Bruins' full 82-game slate here.