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.

View the complete schedule right here.