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TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 5: The 48th Highlanders take to the ice during the pre-game ceremony before NHL action between the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs during the home opener at the Air Canada Centre October 5, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Cana
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 5: The 48th Highlanders take to the ice during the pre-game ceremony before NHL action between the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs during the home opener at the Air Canada Centre October 5, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Cana
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The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that they will be opening the 2016/17 NHL season at home against the Boston Bruins on Saturday October 15th.

The 99th season opener is the 16th time the team has began the season against the Bruins. Last year they had a 1-4 record vs the Bruins, and all time in home openers vs Boston they are 8-5-2.

The Maple Leafs will also be participating in another home opener, versus the Ottawa Senators on October 12th.

Overall the Maple Leafs are 45-40-14 (W-L-T) in their home openers. The best one they had was their very first one in 1917 against the original Ottawa Senators, where they won 11-4. The worst loss they saw was 7-1, which happened twice, once in 1924 vs the Boston Bruins and once in 1989 vs the Buffalo Sabres.

Mark your calendars Leafs fans, it’s going to be a great season, and below you can find a list of each home opener in Maple Leafs history.

Season Opponent Score W/L
1917/18 Ottawa Senators 11-4 W
1918/19 Montreal Canadiens 3-4 L
1919/20 Quebec Bulldogs 7-4 W
1920/21 Montreal Canadiens 5-4 W
1921/22 Montreal Canadiens 5-2 W
1922/23 Montreal Canadiens 7-2 W
1923/24 Montreal Canadiens 2-1 W
1924/25 Boston Bruins 1-7 L
1925/26 Boston Bruins 2-3 L
1926/27 New York Rangers 1-4 L
1927/28 New York Rangers 2-4 L
1928/29 Chicago Black Hawks 2-0 W
1929/30 Chicago Black Hawks 2-2 T
1930/31 New York Americans 0-0 T
1931/32 Chicago Black Hawks 1-2 L
1932/33 Boston Bruins 1-1 T
1933/34 Boston Bruins 6-1 W
1934/35 Boston Bruins 5-3 W
1935/36 New York Americans 5-5 T
1936/37 Detroit Red Wings 1-3 L
1937/38 Detroit Red Wings 2-2 T
1938/39 Boston Bruins 2-3 L
1939/40 Boston Bruins 5-0 W
1940/41 New York Rangers 1-4 L
1941/42 New York Rangers 3-4 L
1942/43 New York Rangers 7-2 W
1943/44 New York Rangers 5-2 W
1944/45 New York Rangers 2-1 W
1945/46 Boston Bruins 1-1 T
1946/47 Detroit Red Wings 3-3 T
1947/48 Detroit Red Wings 2-2 T
1948/49 Boston Bruins 1-4 L
1949/50 Chicago Black Hawks 4-4 T
1950/51 Chicago Black Hawks 1-2 L
1951/52 Chicago Black Hawks 1-3 L
1952/53 Chicago Black Hawks 2-6 L
1953/54 Chicago Black Hawks 6-2 W
1954/55 Chicago Black Hawks 1-2 L
1955/56 Detroit Red Wings 4-2 W
1956/57 Detroit Red Wings 1-4 L
1957/58 Detroit Red Wings 3-5 L
1958/59 Chicago Black Hawks 1-3 L
1959/60 Chicago Black Hawks 6-3 W
1960/61 New York Rangers 0-5 L
1961/62 Boston Bruins 4-2 W
1962/63 Boston Bruins 3-1 W
1963/64 Boston Bruins 5-1 W
1964/65 Boston Bruins 5-3 W
1965/66 Chicago Black Hawks 0-4 L
1966/67 New York Rangers 4-4 T
1967/68 Chicago Black Hawks 5-1 W
1968/69 Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 W
1969/70 Montreal Canadiens 2-2 T
1970/71 St. Louis Blues 3-5 L
1971/72 New York Rangers 3-2 W
1972/73 Chicago Black Hawks 1-3 L
1973/74 Buffalo Sabres 7-4 W
1974/75 Kansas City Scouts 6-2 W
1975/76 Chicago Black Hawks 2-1 W
1976/77 Boston Bruins 2-4 L
1977/78 Buffalo Sabres 3-3 T
1978/79 New York Islanders 3-2 W
1979/80 Minnesota North Stars 3-6 L
1980/81 New York Rangers 3-8 L
1981/82 Chicago Black Hawks 9-8 W
1982/83 New Jersey Devils 3-3 T
1983/84 Buffalo Sabres 4-4 T
1984/85 Buffalo Sabres 4-3 W
1985/86 Quebec Nordiques 0-4 L
1986/87 Montreal Canadiens 7-4 W
1987/88 New Jersey Devils 5-2 W
1988/89 Chicago Black Hawks 7-4 W
1989/90 Buffalo Sabres 1-7 L
1990/91 Quebec Nordiques 5-8 L
1991/92 Detroit Red Wings 8-5 W
1992/93 Washington Capitals 5-6 L
1993/94 Dallas Stars 6-3 W
1994/95 Vancouver Canucks 2-3 L
1995/96 New York Islanders 7-3 W
1996/97 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 4-1 W
1997/98 Washington Capitals 1-4 L
1998/99 Detroit Red Wings 2-1 W
1999/2000 Boston Bruins 4-1 W
2000/01 Montreal Canadiens 2-0 W
2001/02 Ottawa Senators 2.0 4-5 L
2002/03 Ottawa Senators 2.0 6-0 W
2003/04 Montreal Canadiens 0-4 L
2004/05 Season Not Played
2005/06 Ottawa Senators 2.0 2-3 L
2006/07 Ottawa Senators 2.0 1-4 L
2007/08 Ottawa Senators 2.0 3-4 L
2008/09 Montreal Canadiens 3-2 W
2009/10 Montreal Canadiens 3-4 L
2010/11 Montreal Canadiens 3-2 W
2011/12 Montreal Canadiens 2-0 W
2012/13 Buffalo Sabres 1-2 L
2013/14 Ottawa Senators 2.0 5-4 W
2014/15 Montreal Canadiens 3-4 L
2015/16 Montreal Canadiens 1-3 L
2016/17 Boston Bruins