There was a time when the Detroit Red Wings would parade the Stanley Cup at their home opener. For their home opener of the 2021-22 NHL season, the Wings will welcome the Stanley Cup champions.
The Tampa Bay Lightning will be the guests as the Wings open next season’s campaign at Little Caesars Arena on Thursday, Octoeber 14. Detroit will open the season with a four-game homestand. It’s one of three four-game homestands the team will enjoy. The Wings also are slated to play three road trips of at least four games.
The Stanley Cup finalist Montreal Canadiens, who haven’t beaten the Wings since 2019, make their initial visit of the season on November 13. The Toronto Maple Leafs journey to Detroit on January 29 and April 26.
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Among other original six teams, the Boston Bruins are in Detroit on January 2 and April 5. The Chicago Blackhawks travel to face the Red Wings on January 26, while the New York Rangers will vist the LCA on March 30.
Anthony Mantha and the Washington Capitals will provide Detroit’s opposition for the traditional New Year’s Eve game. Dennis Cholowski and the Seattle Kraken will make their first visit to face the Red Wings on December 1. Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Pengiuins won’t make their only trip to Detroit until April 23.
Detroit concludes the NHL regular season in New Jersey to face the Devils on April 29.