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Red Wings announce new start times for 20 weekday games

The Detroit Red Wings have announced updated starts times for 20 weekday games at Little Caesars Arena, bumping them up to 7 p.m. The team, which previously had mostly 7:30 start times for weekday games, called the earlier starts “fan friendly puck drops.” The Red Wings worked with the NHL and visiting teams to make the schedule adjustments, which start with the season-opener Oct. 14 against the Montreal Canadiens. “Based on feedback from fans, season ticket members, hockey operations staff, and club partners, we’re confident the 7:00 p.m. start for weekday games will be a welcomed change,” Chris McGowan, president and CEO of Ilitch Sports & Entertainment, said in a release. “The 7:00 p.m. first puck drop aligns with the start times of the majority of NHL clubs (27 of 32). Once the national television schedule was announced, we worked through the approval process with the NHL and Bally Sports Detroit to move these games to 7:00 p.m.”Here is the Red Wings’ updated regular season schedule (games bumped up to 7 p.m. in bold):October14 vs. MONTREAL, 7 p.m. (BSD)15 at New Jersey, 7 p.m. (BSD)17 vs. LOS ANGELES, 7 p.m. (BSD)21 at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. (BSD Extra)23 vs. ANAHEIM, 5 p.m. (ESPN)25 vs. NEW JERSEY, 7 p.m. (BSD)27 at Boston, 7 p.m. (BSD)29 vs. MINNESOTA, 7 p.m. (BSD)31 at Buffalo, 7 p.m. (BSD Extra)November3 vs. WASHINGTON, 7 p.m. (BSD)5 vs. N.Y. ISLANDERS, 1 p.m. (BSD)6 at N.Y. Rangers, 5 p.m. (BSD)8 vs. MONTREAL, 7 p.m. (BSD)10 vs. N.Y. RANGERS, 7 p.m. (BSD)12 at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. (BSD)15 at Anaheim, 10 p.m. (BSD)17 at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. (BSD)19 at Columbus, 7 p.m. (BSD)23 vs. NASHVILLE, 7 p.m. (BSD)25 vs. ARIZONA, 8 p.m. (BSD)28 vs. TORONTO, 7 p.m. (BSD)30 vs. BUFFALO, 7 p.m. (TNT)December3 vs. VEGAS, 7 p.m. (BSD)4 at Columbus, 6 p.m. (BSD Extra)6 at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. (BSD)8 at Florida, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN-plus/Hulu)10 at Dallas, 2 p.m. (BSD)13 vs. CAROLINA, 7 p.m. (BSD)14 at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. (TNT)17 vs. OTTAWA, 1 p.m. (BSD)19 at Washington, 7 p.m. (BSD)21 vs. TAMPA BAY, 7 p.m. (BSD Extra)23 at Ottawa, 7 p.m. (BSD Extra)28 at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. (TNT)29 at Buffalo, 7 p.m. (BSD)31 vs. OTTAWA, 7 p.m. (BSD)January4 vs. NEW JERSEY, 7 p.m. (BSD)6 vs. FLORIDA, 7 p.m. (BSD Extra)7 at Toronto, 7 p.m. (BSD)10 vs. WINNIPEG, 7 p.m. (BSD)12 vs. TORONTO, 7 p.m. (ESPN)14 vs. COLUMBUS, 7 p.m. (BSD)16 at Colorado, 3 p.m. (BSD)17 at Arizona, 9 p.m. (BSD)19 at Vegas, 10 p.m. (BSD)21 vs. PHILADELPHIA, 7 p.m. (BSD)24 vs. SAN JOSE, 7 p.m. (BSD)26 at Montreal, 7 p.m. (BSD Extra)27 at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. (ESPN)February7 vs. EDMONTON, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN-plus/Hulu)9 vs. CALGARY, 7 p.m. (BSD)11 vs. VANCOUVER, 12 p.m. (BSD)13 at Vancouver, 10 p.m. (BSD)15 at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. (BSD Extra)16 at Calgary, 9 p.m. (BSD)18 at Seattle, 10:30 p.m. (BSD)21 at Washington, 7 p.m. (BSD)23 vs. N.Y. RANGERS, 7 p.m. (BSD)25 vs. TAMPA BAY, 8 p.m. (BSD)28 at Ottawa, 7 p.m. (BSD)March2 vs. SEATTLE, 7 p.m. (BSD)4 at N.Y. Islanders, 12:30 p.m. (BSD)5 at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. (BSD)8 vs. CHICAGO, 7:30 p.m. (TNT)11 at Boston, 1 p.m. (ABC/ESPN-Plus)12 vs. BOSTON, 1:30 p.m. (TNT)14 at Nashville, 8 p.m. (BSD)18 vs. COLORADO, 1 p.m. (BSD)20 vs. FLORIDA, 7 p.m. (BSD)21 at St. Louis, 8 p.m. (BSD)23 vs. ST. LOUIS, 7 p.m. (BSD)25 at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. (BSD)28 vs. PITTSBURGH, 7 p.m. (BSD)30 vs. CAROLINA, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN-plus/Hulu)31 at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. (BSD Extra)April2 at Toronto, 7 p.m. (BSD)4 at Montreal, 7 p.m. (BSD Extra)6 vs. BUFFALO, 7 p.m. (BSD)8 vs. PITTSBURGH, 8 p.m. (ABC/ESPN-Plus)10 vs. DALLAS, 7 p.m. (BSD)11 at Carolina, 7 p.m. (BSD Extra)13 at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. (BSD)More: Lineup for tonight’s preseason game vs. Pittsburgh

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