The Montreal Canadiens had already been in the NHL for a decade when the Detroit Red Wings – as the Detroit Cougars – came aboard for the 1926-27 season.
In the 95 NHL seasons. the Canadiens and Red Wings have faced off against each other 600 times in regular-season play. However, when they take the ice to open the 2022-23 NHL campaign, it will mark the first time that Detroit will be at home playing the Canadiens in the Red Wings season opener.
Our full 2022-23 regular season schedule!
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) July 6, 2022
Unveiling of he NHL schedule took place on Wednesday. Detroit’s 82-game regular-season slate gets underway Oct. 14 at Little Caesars Arena against the 2021 Stanley Cup finalist Canadiens.
Red Wings Season Openers vs Canadiens
|1933-34||Detroit 1 at Montreal 2|
|1941-42||Detroit 3 at Montreal 2|
|1958-59||Detroit 0 at Montreal 2|
|1959-60||Detroit 1 at Montreal 1|
|1965-66||Detroit 1 at Montreal 8|
Detroit has opened the season five previous times against the Canadiens – in 1933-34, 1941-42, 1958-59, 1959-60 and 1965-66 – but all of those games were contested in Montreal.
Opening the season against the Habs often has proven to be a blessing for Detroit. Even though the Red Wings are 1-3-1 in those five games, in three of those five seasons – 1933-34, 1941-42 and 1965-66 – Detroit went on to play in the Stanley Cup final.
On the other hand, after launching the 1958-59 season with a 2-0 loss at Montreal, the Red Wings missed the playoffs for the first time since 1937-38.
Red Wings Holiday Tradition Continues
The club’s annual New Year’s Eve and Thanksgiving Eve home games are continuing. Detroit will be facing the Ottawa Senators at LCA on Dec. 31. The Red Wings will also tangle with the Nashville Predators on Nov 23. That game is launching a season-high five-game homestand.
Detroit will also look to scare up a victory on Halloween at Buffalo against the Sabes. The Red Wings were a perfect 4-0 against Buffalo last season. The team’s longest road trip – a five-game, nine-day trip will be starting in Vancouver on Monday, Feb. 13. Prior to that, the Red Wings will enjoy a 10-day break from Jan 27-Feb 7 to accommodate the NHL All-Star Game.
Well hello buddy! 🤝@Old_Time_Hawkey here to deliver our 2022-23 regular season schedule! Sit back, crack a cold pop & enjoy!
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) July 6, 2022
Detroit’s 82-game slate is featuring 26 games against the Red Wings’ Atlantic Division rivals.
There’s also three games each against the eight teams in the Eastern Conference’s Metropolitan Division (24 games) and two games apiece against all 16 Western Conference foes (32 games).
Detroit Red Wings 2022-23 NHL Schedule
Home Games in caps. All starting times ET.
|Oct 14||MONTREAL||Little Caesars Arena||7:30|
|Oct 15||@New Jersey||Prudential Center||7:00|
|Oct 17||Los Angeles||Little Caesars Arena||7:30|
|Oct 21||@Chicago||United Center||8:30|
|Oct 23||ANAHEIM||Little Caesars Arena||5:00|
|Oct 25||NEW JERSEY||Little Caesars Arena||7:30|
|Oct 27||@Boston||TD Garden||7:00|
|Oct 29||MINNESOTA||Little Caesars Arena||7:00|
|Oct 31||@Buffalo||KeyBank Center||7:00|
|Nov 3||WASHINGTON||Little Caesars Arena||7:30|
|Nov 5||NEW YORK ISLANDERS||Little Caesars Arena||7:.00|
|Nov 6||@New York Rangers||Madison Square Garden||5:00|
|Nov 8||MONTREAL||Little Caesars Arena||7:30|
|Nov 10||NEW YORK RANGERS||Little Caesars Arena||7:30|
|Nov 12||@Los Angeles||Crypto.com Arena||10:30|
|Nov 15||@Anaheim Ducks||Honda Center||10:00|
|Nov 17||@San Jose||SAP Center||10:30|
|Nov 19||@Columbus||Nationwide Arena||7:00|
|Nov 23||NASHVILLE||Little Caesars Arena||7:30|
|Nov 25||ARIZONA||Little Caesars Arena||7:30|
|Nov 28||TORONTO||Little Caesars Arena||7:00|
|Nov 30||BUFFALO||Little Caesars Arena||7:00|
|Dec 3||VEGAS||Little Caesars Arena||7:00|
|Dec 4||@Columbus||Nationwide Arena||6:00|
|Dec 6||@Tampa Bay||Amalie Arena||7:00|
|Dec 8||@Florida||FLA Live Arena||7:00|
|Dec 10||@Dallas||American Airlines Center||2:00|
|Dec 13||CAROLINA||Little Caesars Arena||7:30|
|Dec 14||@Minnesota||Xcel Energy Center||7:30|
|Dec 17||OTTAWA||Little Caesars Arena||1:00|
|Dec 19||@Washington||Capital One Arena||7:00|
|Dec 23||@Ottawa||Canadian Tire Centre||7:00|
|Dec 28||@Pittsburgh||PPG Paints Arena||7:30|
|Dec 29||@Buffalo||KeyBank Center||7:00|
|Dec 31||OTTAWA||Little Caesars Arena||7:00|
|Jan 4||NEW JERSEY||Little Caesars Arena||7:00|
|Jan 6||FLORIDA||Little Caesars Arena||7:30|
|Jan 7||@Toronto||Scotiabank Arena||7:00|
|Jan 10||WINNIPEG||Little Caesars Arena||7:30|
|Jan 12||TORONTO||Little Caesars Arena||7:00|
|Jan 14||COLUMBUS||Little Caesars Arena||7:00|
|Jan 16||@Colorado||Ball Arena||3:00|
|Jan 17||@Arizona||ASU Multi-Purpose Arena||9:00|
|Jan 19||@Vegas||T-Mobile Arena||10:00|
|Jan 21||PHILADELPHIA||Little Caesars Arena||7:00|
|Jan 24||SAN JOSE||Little Caesars Arena||7:30|
|Jan. 27||@New York Islanders||UBS Arena||7:00|
|Feb 7||EDMONTON||Little Caesars Arena||7:30|
|Feb 9||CALGARY||Little Caesars Arena||7:30|
|Feb 11||VANCOUVER||Little Caesars Arena||12:00|
|Feb 13||@Vancouver||Rogers Arena||10:00|
|Feb 15||@Edmonton||Rogers Place||9:30|
|Feb 16||@Calgary||Scotiabank Saddledome||9:00|
|Feb. 18||@Seattle||Climate Pledge Arena||10:30|
|Feb 21||@Washington||Capital One Arena||7:00|
|Feb 23||NEW YORK RANGERS||Little Caesars Arena||7:30|
|Feb 25||TAMPA BAY||Little Caesars Arena||7:00|
|Feb 28||@Ottawa||Canadian Tire Arena||7:00|
|Mar 2||SEATTLE||Little Caesars Arena||7:30|
|Mar 4||@New York Islanders||UBS Arena||12:30|
|Mar 5||@Philadelphia||Wells Fargo Center||3:00|
|Mar 8||CHICAGO||Little Caesars Arena||7:30|
|Mar 11||@Boston||TD Garden||1:00|
|Mar 12||BOSTON||Little Caesars Arena||1:00|
|Mar 14||@Nashville||Bridgestone Arena||8:00|
|Mar 18||COLORADO||Little Caesars Arena||1:00|
|Mar 20||FLORIDA||Little Caesars Arena||7:30|
|Mar 21||@St Louis||Enterprise Center||8:00|
|Mar 23||ST LOUIS||Little Caesars Arena||7:30|
|Mar 25||@Philadelphia||Wells Fargo Center||1:00|
|Mar 28||PITTSBURGH||Little Caesars Arena||7:30|
|Mar 30||CAROLINA||Little Caesars Arena||7:30|
|Mar 31||@Winnipeg||Canada Life Center||8:00|
|Apr 2||@Toronto||Scotiabank Arena||7:00|
|Apr 4||@Montreal||Bell Center||7:00|
|Apr 6||BUFFALO||Little Caesars Arena||7:30|
|Apr 8||PITTSBURGH||Little Caesars Arena||7:00|
|Apr 10||DALLAS||Little Caesars Arena||7:30|
|Apr 11||@Carlina||PNC Arena||7:00|
|Apr 13||@Tampa Bay||Amelie Arena||7:00|