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  • Boston Bruins open 2010-11 NHL season in Prague


    Boston Bruins open 2010-11 NHL season in Prague

    Joe Makarski February 9, 2010

    The National Hockey League (NHL) and National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) announced today, in an official press release, that the Boston Bruins – and five other NHL teams – will open the 2010-11 NHL regular season in Europe as part of 2010 Compuware NHL Premiere™ and NHL Face-Off™.  It will be the fourth consecutive season that the NHL will begin its regular-season overseas.

    The Bruins will play two games against the Phoenix Coyotes at O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic, on Saturday, Oct. 9 and Sunday, Oct. 10.

    The Carolina Hurricanes will face the Minnesota Wild in Helsinki, Sweden on Thursday Oct. 7 and Friday Oct. 8, 2010.

    And the San Jose Sharks open against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Stockholm, Sweden on Friday Oct. 8 and Saturday Oct. 9.

    The Bruins roster includes Czech players David Krejci, who will represent the Czech Republic in the Olympics, and Vladimir Sobotka [RFA]. Also, team captain Zdeno Chara and Miroslav Satan [UFA] originally hail from nearby Slovakia.

    This is the first time in 50 years that the Bruins have played in Europe. After the 1958-59 season, the Boston Bruins and New York Rangers went on a 10-city, 23-game European tour that included games in Antwerp, Berlin, Geneva, London, Paris, Vienna, and Zurich.

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