DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings will open the 2013-14 NHL season Oct. 2 against the Buffalo Sabres at Joe Louis Arena.
Detroit's first preseason game is Sept. 16 against the Pittsburgh Penguins, in Pittsburgh.
The schedule includes a 1 p.m. News Years Day game at Michigan Stadium -- the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic -- against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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