After the announcement that the NHL would be participating in the Sochi Olympics in 2014, the NHL was finally able to officially announce its schedule.
You can go here to look at the Red Wings new schedule. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll notice that the Wings have moved to the Eastern Conference.
Despite being in what I think is a tougher Conference and even tougher division, the Wings get a VERY favorable schedule in their first year in the revamped “Atlantic division.” They’ll play Florida and Tampa Bay five times each, and a rebuilding Buffalo team four times.
The much anticipated Winter Classic between the Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs will happen January 1st, the second of four games between the original six teams this season.
Not yet announced, but sure to happen is Nick Lidstrom night, and possibly a “more official” ceremony for Bud Lynch, the Red Wings long time public address announcer that died prior to the start of the locked-out season.
Pittsburgh and Detroit will play three times this season.
The Bruins are on the schedule for four match-ups.
The Blackhawks are in Detroit just once on January 22nd.
Just four puck drop times of 10pm of later.