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Tripleheader to open season

Updated: June 23, 2011, 5:08 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The Boston Bruins will begin defense of their Stanley Cup title against the Philadelphia Flyers as part of an opening-night tripleheader on Oct. 6.

The NHL announced its schedule for the 2011-12 season on Thursday on the day off between the league's awards ceremony that took place in Las Vegas and the draft that begins on Friday.

Winnipeg, the new home of the former Atlanta Thrashers, returns to the NHL on Oct. 9 when the still-unnamed team hosts the Montreal Canadiens. ...

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