Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Red Wings Regular Season Schedule Released

The NHL has released regular season schedules for all 30 teams. The Wings' schedule can be found here. The Wings open the season on Wednesday, October 5 against the St Louis Blues in Joe Louis Arena, 7:30 pm. Notables There are eight games after 10 pm (compared to seven during the 03-04 season). The Wings play Central Division "rivals" eight times each: meaning 32 games against the Blues, Blue Jackets, Blackhawks, and Predators in total. A number of those games come in the home-away format. As promised, all 30 teams are in action on opening night, October 5. Some notables that night include Canadiens/Bruins, Leafs/Senators, Oilers/Avs, Canucks/Coyotes, and Penguins/Devils. New Years Eve game against the Blue Jackets (home). Three straight games against the Blackhawks: October 27 (home), October 29 (away), November 1 (home). The "Hockey Day In Canada" triple-header is on Saturday, January 7 : Ottawa/Montreal, Toronto/Edmonton, and Calgary/Vancouver. The Wings play the Mighty Ducks on October 21 (home), November 25 (away), March 1 (away), and March 15 (home). The Wings play the Avalanche on November 23 (home), January 21 (away), February 4 (away), and February 12 (home). The Wings don't play the Stars until December 27 (away). The Wings against the Eastern Conference: Islanders December 4 (home), Devils December 6 (home), Capitals December 9 (away), Penguins December 12 (home), Thrashers December 13 (away), Panthers December 15 (away), and Lightning December 17 (away). That's 7 straight games against the East. Then Hurricanes January 10 (away), Flyers January 12 (home), and Rangers January 14 (home) for 3 games in a row against the East. There are five Saturday afternoon games and four Sunday afternoon games. The break for the Olympics has the Wings playing February 12 against the Avs (home), then February 28 against the Sharks (away).


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