The Montreal Canadiens and the NHL released the schedule for the 2012-13 season. For the first time since the 1999-00 season, the team will open the season at home, facing the Ottawa Senators on Thursday, October 11.

The Canadiens’ will close the regular season on Saturday, April 13 against the Maple Leafs, in Toronto, wrapping up an 82-game schedule that will span over 185 days.

Nineteen of the 26 weeknight games at the Bell Centre will start at 7:30 p.m. Seven other games will start at 7 p.m., including the home opener on October 11.

Full Game Schedule