Blackhawks open season Oct. 4 at Senators, host Maple Leafs three days later

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Blackhawks open season Oct. 4 at Senators, host Maple Leafs three days later
Blackhawks open season Oct. 4 at Senators, host Maple Leafs three days later

The Blackhawks begin their drive to return to the NHL playoffs Oct. 4 at Ottawa with their home opener coming three days later against the Maple Leafs, the teams announced today. The Oct. 7 home opener against the Maple Leafs will give Hawks fans their first glimpse at a squad — which still could undergo many changes via trades and free agency — that missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008. The full regular-season schedule will be released on Thursday. A strong start to the season may help alleviate fears the Hawks' window of contention is closing. However, they opened last season with a 3-0-1 record that included a memorable 10-1 drubbing of the then-defending Stanley Cup champion

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