The Detroit Red Wings have released their schedule for the 2021–‘22 season — the team’s 96th overall in the National Hockey League. The Red Wings will open the season at home on Thursday, Oct. 14 versus the back-to-back defending Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning. Little Caesars Arena will host 17 weekend home games (four Fridays, 10 Saturdays and three Sundays), spanning through the regular-season finale on April 29 on the road at the New Jersey Devils.
This season’s 82-game slate, which includes a 20-day break spanning from Feb. 3-22 for the NHL All-Star Game and 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, 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).
The Home Opener kicks off a home-friendly start to the season for the Red Wings, with four straight games hosted at Little Caesars Arena to open the campaign. The month of October also features the first of 14 back-to-back games on the season, with the Red Wings taking on two Original Six foes on the road (Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, Oct. 23 and Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, Oct. 24).
Detroit will play four of its last six games on the road, culminating with the 2021–‘22 regular season finale on Friday, April 29 at the New Jersey Devils.
Game times and ticket on-sale information for the preseason and regular season will be announced in the coming weeks. Fans can sign up for the Single-Game Ticket Presale List to have an opportunity to purchase tickets before the public by visiting DetroitRedWings.com/Presale.