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The Detroit Red Wings will be looking to take the next step in their rebuild with Calder Trophy winner Moritz Seider on the blue line, new head coach Derek Lalonde behind the bench, and a renewed focus on a postseason return!
Earlier this afternoon, the team announced a series of scheduling updates that will see originally posted game times switched around a bit.
For those looking for more insight into the makeup of Detroit's schedule for this season, continue reading:
"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."