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Report: Ducks open season in Vancouver, Blue Jackets in Nashville

Maxim Lapierre Jonas Hiller

Vancouver Canucks center Maxim Lapierre (40) makes the game-winning goal past Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller (1) during a shootout of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British, Columbia, on Tuesday, April, 3, 2012. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)


The NHL schedule isn’t out yet, but more season openers are getting leaked out.

The Vancouver Canucks will open their season at home against the Anaheim Ducks according to Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times.

It was rumored earlier today that the L.A. Kings wanted to raise their banner against the Ducks in a Southern California rivalry game, but the Ducks declined the invite. Instead, they’re rewarded with having to face the Sedin twins. Good work, guys.

Meanwhile, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports the new-look Columbus Blue Jackets will start on the road against their division rivals, the Nashville Predators. The Jackets will then have their home opener two nights later against Detroit.

Keep in mind, these games are still tentative as the schedule is still being tinkered with.


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