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Stars To Open 2018-19 Season At Home Against Coyotes

June 20, 2018 - 4:08 pm

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan/AP) - The Dallas Stars will open the 2018-19 season at home against the Arizona Coyotes. 

The NHL announced the home opener dates for each team on Wednesday.

Dallas will host the Coyotes on Thursday, October 4th at 7:30 p.m. at the American Airlines Center. 

The Washington Capitals will raise their first Stanley Cup banner and open their title defense on Oct. 3 against the Boston Bruins — not the rival Pittsburgh Penguins.

Washington did not face the Bruins during its Cup run but has beaten them 12 consecutive times in regular-season play. The Capitals beat the Columbus Blue Jackets, Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning and Vegas Golden Knights for the first championship in their 43-season franchise history.

The full schedules will be released on Thursday.