The Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins released their 2011-12 regular season schedule today, and they'll open with the Philadelphia Flyers and Ilya Bryzgalov (we think) on October 6th when they unveil their Stanley Cup banner at TD Garden.
The Bruins will have plenty of time to celebrate their championship with their fans, as they play 13 of their first 17 games at home.
According to Stanley Cup of Chowder, it will be three weeks until the Bruins get to show off their new wares against the hated Montreal Canadiens, on October 27th. Their next matchup with the Habs will be just two days later, at the Bell Centre, where they're sure to be booed more lustily than they've been in recent memory - which is saying something.
Phil Kessel and the Maple Leafs return to TD Garden for the first time this season on October 20th, and the Bruins host the Winnipeg whatever-they're-calleds for the first time on November 26th.
For the full schedule, check out the Bruins website here.