NHL slate, division names revealed

Updated: July 20, 2013, 5:21 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks will host the Washington Capitals on the opening night of the NHL season Oct. 1, the league announced Friday.

The Capitals-Blackhawks tilt will be part of a three-game opening night that will include the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Montreal Canadiens and the Winnipeg Jets at the Edmonton Oilers.

The 1,230-game regular season will conclude April 13. The Stanley Cup playoffs will begin April 16.

The league will take a two-and-a-half-week ...

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