It’s been confirmed for some time that all 30 NHL teams would open the 2013 season on January 19, but it hasn’t been confirmed where the teams will be playing. Some of these matchups have already been leaked, including Montreal/Toronto and Philly/Pittsburgh.
Bob Fedas of Boston.com was the first to break the news that the Rangers will open the season in Boston against the Bruins. This news leaked about an hour ago, and now it has since been confirmed by multiple sources, including John Buccigross. This won’t become official until the PA ratifies the new CBA this weekend, but it looks like the first game is set.