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Sabres to open 2017-18 season at home vs. Montreal on Oct. 5

The Habs are coming to town (again) to open next season.

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Buffalo Sabres Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

The drip-feed of NHL info this week continues, as the Buffalo Sabres have just announced that their home opener next season will take place on Thursday, Oct. 5 versus...the Montreal Canadiens, for the second year in a row.

Their home opener will also be their season opener, and this trip to Buffalo marks the fourth time in the last decade that the Sabres have hosted the Habs in their home opener. Hopefully this game will be different than last year’s contest - a 4-1 loss that came a day after the devastating news of Jack Eichel’s injury. (Ed note: I will now stop writing and go knock on wood about a thousand times.)

We’ll know the rest of the season schedule when it’s released by the NHL tomorrow at 3pm. Until then, anybody excited about a repeat appearance in the home opener by Montreal?