The National Hockey League released it’s schedule for the 2014-15 season on Sunday.
As previously announced, the Detroit Red Wings will open their campaign on October 9, hosting the Boston Bruins, who eliminated them from the playoffs in April. They’ll close things out on April 11 as they visit the Carolina Hurricanes.
The three consecutive home games Detroit starts the season with are the most since they started the truncated 1995 schedule with five home games in a row. They’ll host the Bruins, then the Anaheim Ducks, then the Bruins again in that span.
Detroit has only one home-and-home on the season, against the Toronto Maple Leafs in their fourth and fifth games of the year.
The team’s annual New Years Eve matchup returns after having been lost last season due to the Winter Classic, with the Red Wings hosting the New Jersey Devils.
The Red Wings’ first matchup with the newly-rebranded Arizona Coyotes will be a visit to Glendale on February 7, while Arizona will visit Detroit on March 24.
The schedule features twelve sets of games on consecutive nights, eleven of which include travel between the games.