The NHL season gets underway Thursday as the defending Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins host the Philadelphia Flyers, the Montreal Canadiens are in Toronto to take on the Leafs, and the Crosby-less Pittsburgh Penguins visit the Vancouver Canucks.

Pittsburgh will head to Calgary for the Flames Season and Home opener on Saturday.

Jarome Iginla will be in the line-up after missing the preseason. Brendon Morrison and Mikael Backlund will miss the game due to injury.