The NHL informed the Bruins on Wednesday that they will open the season on Jan. 19 at TD Garden against the New York Rangers, according to a team source. It will likely be a 7 p.m. start, although that could change.
It’s possible the Bruins could begin the season with a multi-game homestand. The Celtics are not at home that weekend and do play at the Garden until Jan. 24. The Bruins were originally scheduled to play Toronto on Jan. 21. That matchup could remain in the revised 48-game schedule.