Stars to open at home against Chicago October 7

The Dallas Stars and NHL will release the 2011-12 season tomorrow, but here are a few tidbits about the Stars schedule.

The Stars will open the season with a home-and-home with the Chicago Blackhawks. The teams will play in Dallas on Friday, Oct. 7, and then in Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 8.

The Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins will be in town on New Year's Eve this coming season.

Again, the full schedule will be released Thursday.