BOSTON - The only team still celebrating the 2018-19 season is the St. Louis Blues and their fanbase. Don't get me wrong, they've earned it! But the rest of us are already looking ahead to the 2019-20 season, especially since the 2019 NHL Entry Draft has concluded. Perhaps no team has looked to the future more than the Boston Bruins, who are undoubtedly eager to turn the page from their heartbreaking game seven loss.
For whatever reason, professional sports schedule makers just love to start Boston teams off on immense multi-game road trips to the west coast. The Bruins are no exception, kicking off their 2019-20 season with a week-long road trip that will see them face off against the Dallas Stars (on opening night on October 3), the Arizona Coyotes, the Vegas Golden Knights, and the Colorado Avalanche.
Finally, after this stretch, the Bruins get to play in their first home game of the season on October 12. This home opener is then followed by two more home games against the Anaheim Ducks and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Boston and Tampa are still top contenders to go 1-2 in the Atlantic Division standings again, so that first October 17 meeting will be one to watch.
As for some of the other highlights of the Bruins' schedule, they have a home and home series with the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 19 and October 22 as the teams swap home team status. They also have a rematch with the Blues at home on October 26.
Boston's last stretch of games before the All-Star Game will be against the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Las Vegas Golden Knights before going on break from before January 22 to January 29. Boston's final game of the regular season will come on April 4 against the Carolina Hurricanes.
The full schedule is available to view here, and season tickets are, believe it or not, already on sale.