The Bulls open the season tonight at the United Center by playing the Sacramento Kings. However, a Halloween event is planned by both teams with a nod to the NHL strike.

The Bulls will dress up as the Blackhawks and the Kings will dress up as the Los Angeles Kings, winners of the Stanley Cup. The two basketball teams will then go about and play a hockey game.

Fans are encouraged to get in the Halloween spirit by coming to the game dressed in costumes.

By Rob C. Christiansen