Leafs Open Season January 19th In Montreal

Saturday, 12.01.2013 / 11:08 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Saturday that the team’s first game of the 2012-13 season will take place against Northeast Division rival Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre on Saturday, January 19 at 7 pm. The Buffalo Sabres will oppose the Leafs in Toronto’s home opener at 7 pm on Monday, January 21. All NHL clubs will play games only within their conference in the shortened 48-game season.

Saturday night games once again dominate the Leafs schedule with Toronto playing 14 times on Saturday (seven at home and on the road). The team will also play 13 games on Thursday (seven at home and six on the road). The Leafs do not have any games scheduled for Sunday or Friday.

The busiest month overall for the club is February (15 games) and the busiest home month is March as the team plays nine games in the month at Air Canada Centre. The Leafs will close out the regular season schedule with a game at home versus Montreal on April 27.

Radio and television broadcast information, along with single game ticket availability for the 2012-13 season, will be available at a later date.

Other Schedule Notes:

• The longest road streak of three games occurs from February 5 to 9 and April 20 to 25.

• The longest home stand of three games occurs twice (January 31 to February 4 and March 14 to 20).

• The Maple Leafs will play on consecutive nights on nine occasions

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