BUFFALO, NY - NOVEMBER 03: Tyler Seguin of the Boston Bruins watches from the bench during the game against the Buffalo Sabres at the HSBC Arena on November 3, 2010 in Buffalo, New York. The Bruins defeated the Sabres 5-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
The Bruins and the rest of the NHL found out their schedule for the 2013-14 schedule on Friday afternoon, and with the return to the 82-game schedule this season, the B’s will get a look at the entire league.
After getting a quick glance at the Bruins’ schedule, there are a handful of games that stand out right away. Here’s a quick look at some of the games to watch this season.
Thursday, Oct. 3 versus Tampa Bay — The season and home opener. Enough said.
Saturday, Oct. 5 versus Detroit — The Red Wings come to town for the first time as a member of the Eastern Conference and the Atlantic Division.
Thursday, Oct. 24 versus San Jose — Joe Thornton returns as the Sharks come to Boston.
Wednesday, Oct. 30 at Pittsburgh — The first meeting for these two Eastern Conference powers since the B’s swept the Penguins.
Tuesday, Nov. 5 versus Dallas — Tyler Seguin returns to Boston for the first time since being traded this summer.
Saturday, Nov. 9 versus Toronto — The two teams’ first matchup since the Bruins’ shocking Game 7 win last season.
Thursday, Nov. 14 versus Columbus — This could be Nathan Horton’s first return to Boston since signing with the Blue Jackets, although he may still be recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.
Thursday, Dec. 5 at Montreal — The historic rivals meet for the first time in the 2013-14 season.
Saturday, Dec. 14 at Vancouver — The Bruins and Canucks renew their rivalry that was born in the 2011 Stanley Cup Final.
Sunday, Jan. 19 at Chicago — A rematch of the Stanley Cup Final takes place in a Sunday matinee at United Center.
Saturday, Feb. 1 versus Edmonton — Andrew Ference makes his return to Boston after signing with the Oilers this summer.
Tuesday, Feb. 4 verus Vancouver — The Canucks return to Boston for the first time since a fight-filled affair in January 2012.
Thursday, March 27 versus Chicago — The Blackhawks return to TD Garden for the first time since winning the Stanley Cup in June.
Sunday, April 13 at New Jersey — The Bruins’ 2013-14 season comes to a close against the Devils.