The two Canadian Original Six teams will square off to open the 2018-19 NHL season.
The Toronto Maple Leafs will play host to the Montreal Canadiens in their home opener at the newly named Scotiabank Arena on Oct. 3. All NHL clubs are free to announce details for their home openers on Wednesday.
Two other Canadian teams also will lock horns on Oct. 3 as the Vancouver Canucks play host to the Calgary Flames. The same two squads meet in Calgary’s home opener on Oct. 6.
The Ottawa Senators play their first home game on Oct. 4 against the Chicago Blackhawks, while the Winnipeg Jets begin their home schedule on Oct. 9 versus the Los Angeles Kings.
The Canadiens don’t play at home until Oct. 11 versus the Kings.
Opening night on Oct. 3 also will feature a Stanley Cup banner raising ceremony as the champion Washington Capitals entertain the Boston Bruins.
The NHL is expected to release the entire 2018-19 schedule on Thursday.
Below is every team’s home opener:
Oct. 8, 2018 vs. Detroit Red Wings
Oct. 6, 2018 vs. Anaheim Ducks
Oct. 8, 2018 vs. Ottawa Senators
Oct. 4, 2018 vs. Boston Bruins
Oct. 6, 2018 vs. Vancouver Canucks
Oct. 4, 2018 vs. New York Islanders
Oct. 7, 2018 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
Oct. 4, 2018 vs. Minnesota Wild
Columbus Blue Jackets
Oct. 5, 2018 vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Oct. 4, 2018 vs. Arizona Coyotes
Detroit Red Wings
Oct. 4, 2018 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
Oct. 18, 2018 vs. Boston Bruins
Oct. 11, 2018 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
Los Angeles Kings
Oct. 5, 2018 vs. San Jose Sharks
Oct. 6, 2018 vs. Vegas Golden Knights
Oct. 11, 2018 vs. Los Angeles Kings
Oct. 9, 2018 vs. Calgary Flames
New Jersey Devils
Oct. 11, 2018 vs. Washington Capitals
New York Islanders
Oct. 6, 2018 vs. Nashville Predators
New York Rangers
Oct. 4, 2018 vs. Nashville Predators
Oct. 4, 2018 vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Oct. 9, 2018 vs. San Jose Sharks
Oct. 4, 2018 vs. Washington Capitals
St. Louis Blues
Oct. 4, 2018 vs. Winnipeg Jets
San Jose Sharks
Oct. 3, 2018 vs. Anaheim Ducks
Tampa Bay Lighting
Oct. 6, 2018 vs. Florida Panthers
Toronto Maple Leafs
Oct. 3, 2018 vs. Montreal Canadiens
Oct. 3, 2018 vs. Calgary Flames
Vegas Golden Knights
Oct. 4, 2018 vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Oct. 3, 2018 vs. Boston Bruins
Oct. 9, 2018 vs. Los Angeles Kings