The NHL has announced the home opening games of the 2014-2015 season for all 30 teams. The full league schedule is set to be released later today. This season will kick off on October 8, 2014, with 4 games – including a 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs rematch between the LA Kings (who will be hoisting their Stanley Cup championship banner) and inner-state rivals, the San Jose Sharks at Staples Center.

Also playing on opening night will be the Philadelphia Flyers at the Boston Bruins, the Montreal Canadiens at the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Vancouver Canucks at the Calgary Flames.

The following evening, October 9, will feature 12 more home openers, including that of the newly christened Arizona Coyotes, whose name change goes into effect on draft day. They will host the Winnipeg Jets at Arena.

Anaheim DucksFriday, Oct. 17 vs. Minnesota
Arizona CoyotesThursday, Oct. 9 vs. Winnipeg
Boston BruinsWednesday, Oct. 8 vs. Philadelphia
Buffalo SabresThursday, Oct. 9 vs. Columbus
Calgary FlamesWednesday, Oct. 8 vs. Vancouver
Carolina HurricanesFriday, Oct. 10 vs. NY Islanders
Chicago BlackhawksSaturday, Oct. 11 vs. Buffalo
Colorado AvalancheSaturday, Oct. 11 vs. Minnesota
Columbus Blue JacketsSaturday, Oct. 11 vs. NY Rangers
Dallas StarsThursday, Oct. 9 vs. Chicago
Detroit Red WingsThursday, Oct. 9 vs. Boston
Edmonton OilersThursday, Oct. 9 vs. Calgary
Florida PanthersSaturday, Oct. 11 vs. New Jersey
Los Angeles KingsWednesday, Oct. 8 vs. San Jose
Minnesota WildThursday, Oct. 9 vs. Colorado
Montreal CanadiensThursday, Oct. 16 vs. Boston
Nashville PredatorsThursday, Oct. 9 vs. Ottawa
New Jersey DevilsSaturday, Oct. 18 vs. San Jose
New York IslandersSaturday, Oct. 11 vs. Carolina
New York RangersSunday, Oct. 12 vs. Toronto
Ottawa SenatorsThursday, Oct. 16 vs. Colorado
Philadelphia FlyersThursday, Oct. 9 vs. New Jersey
Pittsburgh PenguinsThursday, Oct. 9 vs. Anaheim
San Jose SharksSaturday, Oct. 11 vs. Winnipeg
St. Louis BluesThursday, Oct. 9 vs. NY Rangers
Tampa Bay LightningThursday, Oct. 9 vs. Florida
Toronto Maple LeafsWednesday, Oct. 8 vs. Montreal
Vancouver CanucksSaturday, Oct. 11 vs. Edmonton
Washington CapitalsThursday, Oct. 9 vs. Montreal
Winnipeg JetsFriday, Oct. 17 vs. Nashville

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Born in the “non-traditional” hockey market of South Florida, Elizabeth (Beth) quickly grew to love the sport at a very young age after her Buffalo-bred family introduced her to the Sabres. High school friends who didn’t care about hockey couldn't understand her withdrawals during the 2004-05 lockout, but college would bring a hockey loving boyfriend (and best friend) to whom she could finally relate. A South Florida native himself, and an avid Florida Panthers fan, he got her into the home team. Together they work for their college hockey club (the FAU Owls), broadcasting games. Beth is a huge USA Hockey fan and hopes to see them win Olympic gold in her lifetime. Between her 2 favorite NHL teams, her college squad, and USA Hockey, it's hard to tell which team she loves most, but she is passionate about them all.


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