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NHL Regular Season Schedule For The Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings today released their schedule for the 2022-23 season and the team's 97th overall in the National Hockey League. The Red Wings will open the season at home on Friday, Oct. 14 against the Montreal Canadiens. Little Caesars Arena will host 16 weekend home games (three Fridays, 11 Saturdays and two Sundays), spanning through the regular-season finale on Thursday, April 13 on the road at the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Ticket on-sale information for the preseason and regular season - in addition to Theme Nights and promotional giveaways - will be announced in the coming weeks. Fans can sign up for the Single-Game Ticket Presale List today for the opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public by visiting DetroitRedWings.com/Presale.

The presale is the best way for the fans of Hockeytown to secure tickets to the most marquee matchups throughout the season, including Opening Night against the Montreal Canadiens, two home dates vs. the rival Toronto Maple Leafs, the annual Thanksgiving Eve and New Year's Eve games, additional Original Six matchups against the Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers and much more.

This season's 82-game slate features 26 games against Atlantic Division rivals, three games against the eight teams in the Eastern Conference's Metropolitan Division (24 games) and two games against all 16 Western Conference foes (32 games).

Following the Home Opener on Friday, Oct. 14, the Red Wings will travel to New Jersey for a game against the Devils on Saturday, Oct. 15, marking the first of 14 back-to-backs on the campaign. Detroit will then play four of its next six games at Little Caesars Arena before wrapping up the month of October with a Halloween tilt in Buffalo against the Sabres (Monday, Oct. 31).

November features a home-friendly schedule, with the Red Wings hosting eight games at Little Caesars Arena, including four of the first five games of the month. The team will then depart for a four-game road trip, making stops in Los Angeles (Saturday, Nov. 12), Anaheim (Tuesday, Nov. 15), San Jose (Thursday, Nov. 17) and Columbus (Saturday, Nov. 19). The Red Wings will then welcome the Nashville Predators for the team's traditional night before Thanksgiving game (Wednesday, Nov. 23) to open the longest homestand of the season - spanning five games and concluding on Saturday, Dec. 3 vs. Vegas.

Detroit will play a season-high nine road games in December and only five contests at Little Caesars Arena. The home slate for the month is highlighted by three Saturday games (Dec. 3 vs. Vegas and Dec. 17 vs. Ottawa), including the team's annual New Year's Eve matchup on Dec. 31 against the Ottawa Senators.

The Red Wings will open the New Year with five of their first six games in January at home, which includes the second and final meeting at Little Caesars Arena against Original Six foe Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday, Jan. 12. Detroit will make its lone visit to Ball Arena to play the defending Stanley Cup Champion Colorado Avalanche on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, Jan. 16) to kick off a three-game road trip (Tuesday, Jan. 17 at Arizona and Thursday, Jan. 19 at Vegas).

The Red Wings will start February in the midst of a 10-day break - spanning back to Friday, January 27 at N.Y. Islanders - to accommodate the NHL All-Star Game. The team will return to action by hosting three-straight games against Western Canadian opponents (Feb.7 vs. Edmonton, Feb. 9 vs. Calgary, Feb. 11 vs. Vancouver) before squaring off against those same three teams to start its longest road trip of the season - a five-game, nine-day trip starting in Vancouver (Monday, Feb. 13) and concluding in Washington (Tuesday, Feb. 21).

March features 15 games and four back-to-backs - both season highs. The Red Wings will host the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday, March 8 before competing in the first of two home-and-home series in March, the first of which comes against the Boston Bruins (Saturday, March 11 at TD Garden and Sunday, March 12 at Little Caesars Arena). The Red Wings second home-and-home of the month comes against the St. Louis Blues (Tuesday, March 21 at Enterprise Center and Thursday, March 23 at Little Caesars Arena). Detroit will also host the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, March 18 for the lone meeting between the two teams at Little Caesars Arena.

The Red Wings will start the final month of the season with a pair of games in Canada (Sunday, April 2 at Toronto and Tuesday, April 4 at Montreal) before playing three-straight at home (Thursday, April 6 vs. Buffalo; Saturday, April 8 vs. Pittsburgh; Monday, April 10 vs. Dallas). Detroit will conclude the 2022-23 regular-season with two games on the road (Tuesday, April 11 at Carolina and Thursday, April 13 at Tampa Bay).


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d ca's avatar

Gotta say not seeing all those 9 & 10 pm starts on the schedule is something I am starting to take for granted. I just know that weasel Buttman is plotting to put an end to it somehow.

Posted by d ca on 07/06/22 at 04:42 PM ET

MurrayChadwick's avatar

Any word on the prospect tournament weekend? Someone mentioned after the golf outing but that doesn’t appear to be enough time to then get camp in before preseason.

Posted by MurrayChadwick from Window Seat on the Captain's Ship on 07/06/22 at 06:03 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

The important thing missing from the schedule they released is how many of those 82 games are going to be pay-per-view on ESPN+ or HULU. Last year I think it was nine to begin with and then they added one more in the spring.

I also hate that there’s nine early afternoon games on Saturday or Sunday, including six in March alone.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 07/06/22 at 07:31 PM ET

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