BOSTON (CBS) – The NHL lockout is finally over, and more importantly, the Boston Bruins schedule is finally out.
The Bruins will begin their 2013 lockout-shortened season with a two-game home stand, opening things up against the New York Rangers at the TD Garden on Saturday, January 19 at 7:00 pm.
Two days later, the Bruins will host the Winnipeg Jets in a matinée at the Garden, with the puck dropping at 1:00 pm.
Individual tickets for Bruins home games will go on sale on Wednesday, January 16, at 2:00 pm at the TD Garden Box Office and online at www.bostonbruins.com.
The full 48-game schedule will take place over the course of 96 days. In their division, the Bruins will face the Ottawa Senators and Buffalo Sabres five times each, with four games each against the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens. Thirty games total will be played against Atlantic and Southeast Division teams, with the Bruins facing each club three times.
Boston’s longest home stand of the 2012-13 season is four games, from Monday, April 15, through Sunday, April 21, against Ottawa, Buffalo, Pittsburgh and Florida. The next longest home stretch is three games from Thursday, February 28, through Sunday, March 3. Besides those two series, the Bruins play just one or two consecutive games at home the rest of the season.
March marks the busiest month for Boston with 17 games, including eight at TD Garden.
The Bruins’ full season schedule can be found on the team’s website.