The Red Wings released their schedule for the 2017-18 season – their first at Little Caesars Arena – on Wednesday afternoon.
It was already known that the Wings would open their new home on October 5, hosting the Minnesota Wild. They’ll close out the inaugural season on April 7, 2018, hosting the New York Islanders.
Detroit’s first visit to the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena will be early in the season on October 13, part of their first road trip. Vegas will visit Detroit on March 8.
With no outdoor game this season, the annual New Years Eve game returns. The Pittsburgh Penguins will be the visitors in the 2017 edition.
The schedule features 11 sets of games on back-to-back nights, down from sixteen last year.
The Red Wings will travel on two five-game road trips and three four-game trips.