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Red Wings’ 2019-2020 schedule announced

 

By @MichaelCaples –

The Detroit Red Wings’ schedule for the upcoming season is here.

The Wings will start Oct. 5 in Nashville; their home opener will be the next day against Dallas in Detroit.

The Wings will host 22 weekend home games before their regular season concludes on April 4 against Tampa Bay.

The full schedule can be seen here.

Home-game highlights include:

Saturday, Oct. 12 against Toronto

Saturday, Oct. 22 against Quinn Hughes and the Vancouver Canucks

Tuesday, Oct. 29 against Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers

Friday, Nov. 8 against Torey Krug and the Boston Bruins

Sunday, Nov. 10 against the Las Vegas Golden Knights

Saturday, Dec. 7 against the Pittsburgh Penguins

Thursday, Dec. 12 against the Winnipeg Jets

Tuesday, Dec. 17 against Zach Werenski and the Columbus Blue Jackets

Tuesday, Dec. 31 against the San Jose Sharks (New Year’s Eve)

Tuesday, Jan. 7 against the Montreal Canadiens

Tuesday, Feb. 25 against Jack Hughes (hopefully) and the New Jersey Devils

Monday, March 2 against the Colorado Avalanche

Friday, March 6 against the Chicago Blackhawks

Saturday, April 4 against the Tampa Bay Lightning

 

Details from NHL:

The scheduling matrix ensures that all 31 teams play in all 31 arenas at least once each season:
The following notes show the opponents by team (totaling 41 home / 41 away per team), based on each team’s respective division and conference.

Eastern Conference (Atlantic and Metropolitan Divisions – 8 Teams each)

Each Division has 8 teams
Within Division
7 teams x 2 home / 2 away (Subtotal 14 home / 14 away)
Within Conference (Non-Division)
4 teams x 2 home / 1 away (Subtotal 8 home / 4 away)
4 teams x 1 home / 2 away (Subtotal 4 home / 8 away)
Non-Conference
15 teams x 1 home / 1 away (Subtotal 15 home / 15 away) Grand Total 41 home / 41 away

Western Conference (Central Division – 7 teams)
Within Division
4 teams x 2 home / 2 away (Subtotal 8 home / 8 away)
1 team x 3 home / 2 away (Subtotal 3 home / 2 away)
1 team x 2 home / 3 away (Subtotal 2 away / 3 home)
Within Conference (Non-Division)
4 teams x 2 home / 1 away (Subtotal 8 home / 4 away)
4 teams x 1 home / 2 away (Subtotal 4 home / 8 away)
Non-Conference
16 teams x 1 home / 1 away (Subtotal 16 home / 16 away) Grand Total 41 home / 41 away

Western Conference (Pacific Division – 8 teams)
A. 4 of the 8 teams in Pacific Division

Within Division
6 teams x 2 home / 2 away (Subtotal 12 home / 12 away)
1 team x 3 home / 2 away (Subtotal 3 home / 2 away)
Within Conference (Non-Division)
3   teams x 2 home / 1 away (Subtotal 6 home / 3 away)
4   teams x 1 home / 2 away (Subtotal 4 home / 8 away)
Non-Conference
16 teams x 1 home / 1 away (Subtotal 16 home / 16 away) Grand Total 41 home / 41 away

B. 4 of the 8 teams in Pacific Division Within Division

Within Division
6 teams x 2 home / 2 away (Subtotal 12 home / 12 away)
1 team x 2 home / 3 away (Subtotal 2 home / 3 away)
Within Conference (Non-Division)
4 teams x 2 home / 1 away (Subtotal 8 home / 4 away)
3 teams x 1 home / 2 away (Subtotal 3 home / 6 away)
Non-Conference
16 teams x 1 home / 1 away (Subtotal 16 home / 16 away) Grand Total 41 home / 41 away

Schedule Notes

Regular Season Opens: Wednesday, Oct. 2
Christmas Break: Monday, Dec. 24 – Wednesday, Dec. 26
All-Star Break: Thursday, Jan. 23 – Sunday, Jan. 26
Last Day of Regular Season: Saturday, April 4

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