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Sabres season/home opener scheduled for Thursday, October 8 vs. Ottawa

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The Sabres will start the 2015-16 NHL season in the friendly confines of the First Niagara Center, against a familiar foe.

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The NHL announced each team's home opener today, and the Buffalo Sabres will begin the 2015-16 NHL season at home, facing the Ottawa Senators on Thursday, Oct. 8.

The season opener for the entire league is on Wednesday the 7th, with eight teams in action, then things really get going on Thursday when fourteen more teams begin their campaign.

The full season schedule will be released tomorrow at 10am EST, so hop on back to find out when and where the other 81 games are, and let us know how you feel about opening the season at home against the Senators in the comments.

The full list of home openers is below, courtesy of NHL.com:

Anaheim Ducks: Monday, Oct. 12 vs. Vancouver
Arizona Coyotes: Saturday, Oct. 10 vs. Pittsburgh
Boston Bruins: Thursday, Oct. 8 vs. Winnipeg
Buffalo Sabres: Thursday, Oct. 8 vs. Ottawa
Calgary Flames: Wednesday, Oct. 7 vs. Vancouver
Carolina Hurricanes: Saturday, Oct. 10 vs. Detroit
Chicago Blackhawks: Wednesday, Oct. 7 vs. NY Rangers
Colorado Avalanche: Thursday, Oct. 8 vs. Minnesota
Columbus Blue Jackets: Friday, Oct. 9 vs. NY Rangers
Dallas Stars: Thursday, Oct. 8 vs. Pittsburgh
Detroit Red Wings: Friday, Oct. 9 vs. Toronto
Edmonton Oilers: Thursday, Oct. 15 vs. St. Louis
Florida Panthers: Saturday, Oct. 10 vs. Philadelphia
Los Angeles Kings: Wednesday, Oct. 7 vs. San Jose
Minnesota Wild: Saturday, Oct. 10 vs. St. Louis
Montreal Canadiens: Thursday, Oct. 15 vs. NY Rangers
Nashville Predators: Thursday, Oct. 8 vs. Carolina
New Jersey Devils: Friday, Oct. 9 vs. Winnipeg
New York Islanders: Friday, Oct. 9 vs. Chicago
New York Rangers: Saturday, Oct. 10 vs. Columbus
Ottawa Senators: Sunday, Oct. 11 vs. Montreal
Philadelphia Flyers: Monday, Oct. 12 vs. Florida
Pittsburgh Penguins: Tuesday, Oct. 13 vs. Montreal
San Jose Sharks: Saturday, Oct. 10 vs. Anaheim
St. Louis Blues: Thursday, Oct. 8 vs. Edmonton
Tampa Bay Lightning: Thursday, Oct. 8 vs. Philadelphia
Toronto Maple Leafs: Wednesday, Oct. 7 vs. Montreal
Vancouver Canucks: Saturday, Oct. 10 vs. Calgary
Washington Capitals: Saturday, Oct. 10 vs. New Jersey
Winnipeg Jets: Friday, Oct. 16 vs. Calgary