Found October 06, 2011 on Pro Sports Daily:
The NHL raises the curtain on the regular season Thursday night with two fierce rivalries and a high-paced matchup out West.The Toronto Maple Leafs host the Montreal Canadiens in the first game of the season, the two Original Six cornerstones meeting for the 709th time in regular-season history.In Boston, the Bruins will hoist their Stanley Cup banner to the rafters prior to their game against the Philadelphia Flyers, whom they beat in last year's playoffs en route to the championship.The late game sees the Western Conference-champion Vancouver Canucks entertain the Pittsburgh Penguins, who will be without franchise superstar Sidney Crosby (concussion).
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