Stars to open at NJ, host Canucks Dec. 31

The NHL will officially announce the 2010-11 schedule at 11 a.m. Dallas time today, but we do know that the Stars will open the season in New Jersey on Oct. 8.

Dallas' first home opponent is Detroit on Oct. 14. The Stars, who traditionally play at home on New Year's Eve, will host Vancouver that night.

The New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens, Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers all come to Dallas during the season.

Stay tuned for more schedule analysis when it is fully revealed in a few hours.