NHL slate, division names revealed
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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