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Predators open 2016-17 slate with 2 straight against Chicago

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Nashville Predators will begin their 2016-17 season with two straight games against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Nashville hosts the Blackhawks in its Oct. 14 season opener. The two teams meet again Oct. 15 in Chicago.

The Predators released their schedule Tuesday.

All seven teams that Nashville faces in October reached the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs. The Predators follow those two games with the Blackhawks by hosting Dallas on Oct. 18. The Predators then visit Detroit on Oct. 21 before hosting the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Oct. 22.

The Predators' schedule includes two five-game road trips as well as two four-game home stretches. The first of those five-game trips begins Oct. 26 in Anaheim.

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