Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins: Game 7 in Montreal (8 p.m. ET; FS-D, FS-O, FS2, MSG, TVA Sports)

Montreal, Quebec, Canada – The Montreal Canadiens announced today that the team will open its regular season series with the Boston Bruins on Sunday, March 8.

The series is part of the NHL’s 2017 Winter Classic, which features the Montreal Canadiens and the New York Islanders.

This marks the seventh consecutive season the Canadiens have played in Boston.

The Canadiens defeated the Islanders 5-1 in the series opener on January 23, 2017 at TD Garden.

In the first of five games, the Canadiens will face off against the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Anaheim Ducks.

The game will kick off at 7:00 p. m.

ET (4:00 a.m., ET; CBC, TVO, CBCSports.ca).

Fans can catch all the action on Sportsnet, CBC, and Sportsnet NOW.

Fans can also follow the action from the home plate area of the Bell Centre.

The team will also feature a pregame show from 5:00 to 7:15 p. t.

Fans who want to catch up on the Bruins’ upcoming schedule can tune in on SportsTV and SportsNet One to watch the team’s games on Sunday at 4:00 and 7:30 p. pm.

Fans will also have access to the game on Sportscentre Extra.

The Canadiens open the season at home on Saturday, March 4 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The home opener will also be broadcast on SportsNet 360, Sportsnet World, SportsNet World Live, Sportscentres Extra, SportsRadio One, Sports Radio Canada, Sports Network 590 The FAN, Sports Net magazine, Sports Illustrated Canada, Hockey Night in Canada, the Hockey Night TV broadcasts, and The Hockey News.

The first half of the regular season concludes on Saturday the 14th with the Canadiens taking on the Calgary Flames at 8:00pm ET (6:00 pm, ET; MSG, CBC Sports Network, TVE, Sports Canada, NHL GameCentre LIVE, Sports TV, Sports Hub, CBC Radio One, TSN) and the Edmonton Oilers at 12:00am ET (8:00 am, ET, MSG).

The home stretch concludes with the Calgary Stampeders at 1:00a.m ET (10:00 AM, ET) and will see the Calgary Hitmen taking on Edmonton at 6:00p.m.(5:00, 10:00) and Calgary Stamps at 4p.p.

(6, 8, 9, 10) on Saturday.

The final game of the season is Saturday, May 12, when the Calgary Lions face the Vancouver Canucks at 7pm ET on Sports TV (Sportsnet 360, CBC-TV, CBC News Network, CBC Sport, NHL.TV).

The Canadiens are in the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season, having swept the Presidents’ Trophy in 2017-18.

The club’s record of 24-9-1 is third best in the NHL.

The St. Louis Blues and Winnipeg Jets have the Canadiens with four victories, while the Toronto Maple Leafs and Nashville Predators have the team with three victories.

The 2017-2018 Canadiens are currently tied with the Ottawa Senators for second place in the Atlantic Division with 54 points.

The Montreal Canadians have a record of 29-6-3.