Bruins opener in Philly one of 2012-13 season’s highlights

Bruins & Flyers meet Oct. 11/Photo by S. Bradley

The NHL today released its complete regular-season schedule for the 2012-13 regular season.

The Bruins are scheduled to open in Philadelphia on Thursday, Oct. 11. They will play their home opener one week later on Oct. 18 against Montreal.

Other big games on Boston’s docket: a Nov. 2 rematch with Washington, a Black Friday matchup with the New York Rangers (which will be followed by a visit by Pittsburgh the very next night) and a return to Vancouver Dec. 29 (the Bruins’ first game there since Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final).

Here’s the complete schedule, including local start times:

OCTOBER

Thu. Oct. 11 At Philadelphia 7:00 PM

Sat. Oct. 13 At New Jersey 7:00 PM

Tue. Oct. 16 At Montreal 7:30 PM

Thu. Oct. 18 Montreal 7:00 PM

Sat. Oct. 20 Dallas 7:00 PM

Tue. Oct. 23 Carolina 7:00 PM

Thu. Oct. 25 Anaheim 7:00 PM

Sat. Oct. 27 N.Y. Islanders 7:00 PM

Tue. Oct. 30 Buffalo 7:00 PM

NOVEMBER

Thu. Nov. 01 At Toronto 7:00 PM

Fri. Nov. 02 At Washington 7:00 PM

Tue. Nov. 06 Minnesota 7:00 PM

Thu. Nov. 08 At Tampa Bay 7:30 PM

Sat. Nov. 10 At Florida 7:30 PM

Wed. Nov. 14 At Ottawa 7:00 PM

Thu. Nov. 15 Colorado 7:00 PM

Sat. Nov. 17 Winnipeg 7:00 PM

Wed. Nov. 21 At N.Y. Islanders 7:00 PM

Fri. Nov. 23 N.Y. Rangers 1:00 PM

Sat. Nov. 24 Pittsburgh 7:00 PM

Tue. Nov. 27 New Jersey 7:00 PM

Thu. Nov. 29 Carolina 7:00 PM

DECEMBER

Sat. Dec. 01 Buffalo 7:00 PM

Mon. Dec. 03 Phoenix 7:00 PM

Wed. Dec. 05 At Winnipeg 7:00 PM

Sat. Dec. 08 At Toronto 7:00 PM

Mon. Dec. 10 At Detroit 7:30 PM

Tue. Dec. 11 Tampa Bay 7:00 PM

Thu. Dec. 13 Pittsburgh 7:00 PM

Sat. Dec. 15 Florida 7:00 PM

Mon. Dec. 17 Los Angeles 7:00 PM

Thu. Dec. 20 Winnipeg 7:00 PM

Sat. Dec. 22 Washington 1:00 PM

Wed. Dec. 26 Ottawa 7:00 PM

Sat. Dec 29 At Vancouver 7:00 PM

Mon. Dec. 31 At Calgary 7:00 PM

JANUARY

Wed. Jan. 02 At Edmonton 8:00 PM

Sat. Jan. 05 Ottawa 1:00 PM

Tue. Jan. 08 At Ottawa 7:30 PM

Wed. Jan. 09 At Buffalo 7:30 PM

Sat. Jan. 12 Chicago 1:00 PM

Sun. Jan. 13 At N.Y. Rangers 7:30 PM

Tue. Jan. 15 New Jersey 7:00 PM

Thu. Jan. 17 At Ottawa 7:30 PM

Sat. Jan. 19 At Montreal 7:00 PM

Mon. Jan. 21 Toronto 1:00 PM

Tue. Jan. 22 At N.Y. Rangers 7:00 PM

Tue.Jan. 29 St. Louis 7:00 PM

Thu. Jan. 31 At San Jose 7:30 PM

FEBRUARY

Sat. Feb. 02 At Phoenix 6:00 PM

Mon. Feb. 04 At Colorado 7:00 PM

Wed. Feb. 06 Buffalo 7:30 PM

Fri. Feb. 08 At Buffalo 7:00 PM

Sat. Feb. 09 N.Y. Rangers 7:00 PM

Tue. Feb. 12 Toronto 7:00 PM

Fri. Feb. 15 At Carolina 7:00 PM

Sun. Feb. 17 At Chicago 6:30 PM

Mon. Feb. 18 At Nashville 5:00 PM

Thu. Feb. 21 At Tampa Bay 7:30 PM

Sun. Feb. 24 At Florida 6:00 PM

Tue. Feb. 26 At Carolina 7:00 PM

Thu. Feb 28 At Montreal 7:30 PM

MARCH

Sat. Mar. 02 Tampa Bay 1:00 PM

Mon. Mar. 04 Montreal 7:00 PM

Tue. Mar. 05 At N.Y. Islanders 7:00 PM

Sat. Mar. 09 PhiladeSat. Mar. 16 Washington 1:00 PM

Sun. Mar. 17 At Pittsburgh 7:30 PM

Tue. Mar. 19 At Winnipeg 7:00 PM

Sat. Mar. 23 At Toronto 7:00 PM

Mon. Mar. 25 Toronto 7:00 PM

Wed. Mar. 27 Montreal 7:00 PM

Sat. Mar. 30 Philadelphia 1:00 PM

Sun. Mar. 31 At Philadelphia 7:30 PM

APRIL

Tue. Apr. 02 Ottawa 7:00 PM

Thu. Apr. 04 Columbus 7:00 PM

Fri. Apr. 05 At Pittsburgh 7:00 PM

Wed. Apr. 10 At New Jersey 7:30 PM

Thu. Apr. 11 N.Y. Islanders 7:00 PM

Sat. Apr. 13 At Buffalo 7:30 PM

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