Red Wings to open home schedule vs. Columbus on October 4th

From the Red Wings:

… Detroit to Host Columbus Blue Jackets for Home Opener; Full Schedule to be Unveiled on Thursday, June 21 at 5:30 p.m. …

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today announced the home opener for the 2018-19 regular season, the franchise’s 93rd campaign in the National Hockey League, is set for Thursday, Oct. 4 when the Red Wings host the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7:30 p.m. at Little Caesars Arena.

The Red Wings have won five-straight home openers, including last season’s 4-2 win on Oct. 5, 2017 against Minnesota, marking the first game played at the state-of-the-art Little Caesars Arena. Detroit holds a 51-31-9-0 record all time in home openers. The Red Wings have never opened their home schedule against Columbus.

Promotions for the home opener will be announced at a later date. The complete NHL 2018-19 regular season schedule will be revealed live on NHL Network on Thursday, June 21 at 5:00 p.m.


                        DATE  DAY                                        SITE                                        TIME (ET)

September     19        Wed.    PITTSBURGH            Little Caesars Arena               7:30 p.m.

20        Thu.     CHICAGO                  Little Caesars Arena               7:30 p.m.

22        Sat.      BOSTON                    Little Caesars Arena               7:00 p.m.

23        Sun.     at Pittsburgh                PPG Paints Arena                  3:00 p.m.

25        Tue.     at Chicago                   United Center                          8:30 p.m.

26        Wed.    at Boston                     TD Garden                              7:00 p.m.

28        Fri.       at Toronto                    Scotiabank Arena                   7:30 p.m.

29        Sat.      TORONTO                 Little Caesars Arena               7:00 p.m.


                        DATE  DAY                                        SITE                                        TIME (ET)

October          4          Thu.     COLUMBUS               Little Caesars Arena               7:30 p.m.

Update: FYI from the Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan:

The Red Wings are likely to be headed to southern California immediately after their own home opener.

The Anaheim Ducks announced their home opener as Oct. 8 – against the Red Wings. Anaheim is celebrating its 25th anniversary season, and to mark that milestone, Anaheim will face the Wings, who were the Ducks’ first opponent ever in Anaheim.

Update #2: The Red Wings posted an “opening night hype video”:



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