One of the days that players and staff look forward to is the announcement of the full 82-game season schedule. That is the time that the planning can begin and the strategies can start to form. This year, they have announced all of the home opening games for almost all of the 31 teams for the upcoming 2017-18 regular season.
The Boston Bruins will play their first game of the season in the TD Garden against the defending Clarence S. Campbell Champions, the Nashville Predators on October 5th.
Due to the teams being in opposite conferences, they don’t meet as often as teams in the same conference do. The Predators and Bruins only played twice during the 2016-2017 campaign, with both teams taking a win a piece. Nashville won 2-1 back on January 12th, then the Bruins took a 4-1 victory in Boston on March 28th.
Look for the Predators to come out with a revenge plan after a disappointing end to an impressive playoff run, losing in six games in the Stanley Cup Final to the Pittsburgh Penguins. However, the Bruins will be rolling off of their new rookies and looking to get back into the post-season after a first round exit by the hands of the Ottawa Senators.