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Detroit — The Red Wings released their 2017-18 regular season schedule Thursday, highlighted with 17 weekend home games — five Fridays, seven Saturdays, and five Sunday games at the new Little Caesars Arena.

The Red Wings will play four games against each Atlantic Division rival (28 games), three games against the eight teams in the Eastern Conference’s Metropolitan Division (24 games) and two games against all 15 Western Conference teams (30 games).

The Red Wings open the home portion of the Little Caesars Arena schedule Oct. 5 against Minnesota.

A four-game road trip follows for the Red Wings, including their first game in Las Vegas Oct. 13.

The return of the traditional New Year’s Eve game will see the Red Wings face the two-time Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Red Wings have 12 back-to-back sets of games this season — after having 17 of them last season.

The Vegas Golden Knights visit Detroit for the first time March 8.

The Red Wings will host 13 of 15 games beginning Nov. 11 against Columbus, and ending Dec. 15 against Toronto.

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2017-18 RED WINGS SCHEDULE

Thu. Oct. 5 vs. Minnesota, 7:30 p.m.

Sat. Oct. 7 at Ottawa, 7 p.m.

Tue. Oct. 10 at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Thu. Oct. 12 at Arizona, 10 p.m.

Fri. Oct. 13 at Las Vegas, 10:30 p.m.

Mon. Oct. 16 vs. Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Wed. Oct. 18 at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

Fri. Oct. 20 vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m.

Sun. Oct. 22 vs.. Vancouver, 7 p.m.

Tue. Oct. 24 at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Thu. Oct. 26 at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Sat. Oct. 28 at Florida, 7 p.m.

Tue. Oct. 31 vs. Arizona, 7:30 p.m.

Thu. Nov. 2 at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

Sun. Nov. 5 at Edmonton, 4 p.m.

Mon. Nov. 6 at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

Thu. Nov. 9 at Calgary, 9 p.m.

Sat. Nov. 11 vs. Columbus, 7 p.m.

Wed. Nov. 15 vs. Calgary, 7:30 p.m.

Fri. Nov. 17 vs. Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.

Sun. Nov. 19 vs. Colorado, 6 p.m.

Wed. Nov. 22 vs. Edmonton, 7 p.m.

Fri. Nov. 24 at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.

Sat. Nov. 25 vs. New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Tue. Nov. 28 vs. Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.

Thu. Nov. 30 vs. Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

Sat. Dec. 2 at Montreal, 7 p.m.

Tue. Dec. 5 vs. Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m.

Sat. Dec. 9 vs. St. Louis, 3 p.m.

Mon. Dec. 11 vs. Florida, 7:30 p.m.

Wed. Dec. 13 vs. Boston, 8 p.m.

Fri. Dec. 15 vs. Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

Tue. Dec. 19 at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.

Wed. Dec. 20 at Philadelphia, 8 p.m.

Sat. Dec. 23 at Boston, 1 p.m.

Wed. Dec. 27 at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Fri. Dec. 29 vs. N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m.

Sun. Dec. 31 vs. Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

Wed. Jan. 3 vs. Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

Fri. Jan. 5 vs. Florida, 7:30 p.m.

Sun. Jan. 7 vs. Tampa Bay, 7:00 p.m.

Sat. Jan. 13 at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.

Sun. Jan. 14 at Chicago, 7 p.m.

Tue. Jan. 16 vs. Dallas, 7:30 p.m.

Sat. Jan. 20 vs. Carolina, 7 p.m.

Mon. Jan. 22 at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Tue. Jan. 23 vs. Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.

Thu. Jan. 25 vs. Chicago, 7:30 p.m.

Wed. Jan. 31 vs. San Jose, 8 p.m.

Fri. Feb. 2 at Carolina, 7 p.m.

Sat. Feb. 3 at Florida, 7 p.m.

Tue. Feb. 6 vs. Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Fri. Feb. 9 at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.

Sun. Feb. 11 at Washington, 3 p.m.

Tue. Feb. 13 vs. Anaheim, 7:30 p.m.

Thu. Feb. 15 at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Sat. Feb. 17 at Nashville, 8 p.m.

Sun. Feb. 18 vs. Toronto, 7 p.m.

Tue. Feb. 20 vs. Nashville, 7:30 p.m.

Thu. Feb. 22 vs. Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.

Sat. Feb. 24 vs. Carolina, 7 p.m.

Sun. Feb. 25 at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.

Wed. Feb. 28 at St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Fri. March 2 at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.

Sun. March 4 at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m.

Tue. March 6 at Boston, 7 p.m.

Thu. March 8 vs. Las Vegas, 7:30 p.m.

Fri. March 9 at Columbus, 7 p.m.

Mon. March 12 at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

Thu. March 15 at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

Fri. March 16 at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

Sun. March 18 at Colorado, 3 p.m.

Tue. March 20 vs. Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.

Thu. March 22 vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m.

Sat. March 24 at Toronto, 7 p.m.

Mon. March 26 at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

Tue. March 27 vs. Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.

Thu. March 29 at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Sat. March 31 vs. Ottawa, 2 p.m.

Tue. April 3 at Columbus, 7 p.m.

Thu. April 5 vs. Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

Sat. April 7 vs. N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.

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