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Sabres open against Habs at FNC

The Sabres' Marcus Foligno gets the puck past the Canadiens' Ben Scrivens to tie the game at 2 in the third period of the game at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo Wednesday, March 16, 2016.   (Mark Mulville/Buffalo News)

The Sabres and Canadiens will open the season Oct. 13 at First Niagara Center. (Mark Mulville/Buffalo News)

The Buffalo Sabres will open the coming season Oct. 13 at First Niagara Center against the Montreal Canadiens, the NHL announced Monday in revealing the home openers for each of its 30 teams. The remainder of the league schedule will be released on Tuesday.

The Sabres and Habs split last year's five-game series 2-2-1. Buffalo last opened a season against the Canadiens in 2009-10.

This will be the fourth time in the last five season and seventh time in the last nine that the Sabres will open at home.

HOME OPENERS, 2016-17 SEASON (From NHL.com)

Anaheim Ducks: Sunday, Oct. 23 vs. Vancouver
Arizona Coyotes: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. Philadelphia
Boston Bruins: Thursday, Oct. 20 vs. New Jersey
Buffalo Sabres: Thursday, Oct. 13 vs. Montreal
Calgary Flames: Friday, Oct. 14 vs. Edmonton
Carolina Hurricanes: Friday, Oct. 28 vs. NY Rangers
Chicago Blackhawks: Wednesday, Oct. 12 vs. St. Louis
Colorado Avalanche: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. Dallas
Columbus Blue Jackets: Thursday, Oct. 13 vs. Boston
Dallas Stars: Thursday, Oct. 13 vs. Anaheim
Detroit Red Wings: Monday, Oct. 17 vs. Ottawa
Edmonton Oilers: Wednesday, Oct. 12 vs. Calgary
Florida Panthers: Thursday, Oct. 13 vs. New Jersey
Los Angeles Kings: Friday, Oct. 14 vs. Philadelphia
Minnesota Wild: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. Winnipeg
Montreal Canadiens: Tuesday, Oct. 18 vs. Pittsburgh
Nashville Predators: Friday, Oct. 14 vs. Chicago
New Jersey Devils: Tuesday, Oct. 18 vs. Anaheim
New York Islanders: Sunday, Oct. 16 vs. Anaheim
New York Rangers: Thursday, Oct. 13 vs. NY Islanders
Ottawa Senators: Wednesday, Oct. 12 vs. Toronto
Philadelphia Flyers: Thursday, Oct. 20 vs. Anaheim
Pittsburgh Penguins: Thursday, Oct. 13 vs. Washington
San Jose Sharks: Wednesday, Oct. 12 vs. Los Angeles
St. Louis Blues: Thursday, Oct. 13 vs. Minnesota
Tampa Bay Lightning: Thursday, Oct. 13 vs. Detroit
Toronto Maple Leafs: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. Boston
Vancouver Canucks: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. Calgary
Washington Capitals: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. NY Islanders
Winnipeg Jets: Thursday, Oct. 13 vs. Carolina

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