Detroit Red Wings schedule for 2021 NHL season: Here is the complete list

Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press
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The Detroit Red Wings begin their 2021 season by hosting the Carolina Hurricanes – the same team they played March 10, the Wings' last game before COVID-19 shuttered last season.

The Wings close out the season May 8 with a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Pandemic allowing, of course.

The NHL released the 56-game schedule that was settled upon in order to play in the age of the coronavirus. The Wings are in the realigned Central Division with the Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators and Tampa Bay Lightning, and will play eight games against each team – four at home, four on the road.

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Wings left wing Darren Helm takes a shot against Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford on March 6, 2020 at Little Caesars Arena.
Wings left wing Darren Helm takes a shot against Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford on March 6, 2020 at Little Caesars Arena.

It will, at least, mean seeing a good deal of Original Six rival Chicago.

Here is the schedule.

January

14 Thu. CAROLINA Little Caesars Arena

16 Sat. CAROLINA Little Caesars Arena

18 Mon. COLUMBUS Little Caesars Arena

19 Tue. COLUMBUS Little Caesars Arena

22 Fri. at Chicago United Center

24 Sun. at Chicago United Center

26 Tue. at Dallas American Airlines Center

28 Thu. at Dallas American Airlines Center

30 Sat. FLORIDA Little Caesars Arena

31 Sun. FLORIDA Little Caesars Arena

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February

3 Wed. at Tampa Bay Amalie Arena

5 Fri. at Tampa Bay Amalie Arena

7 Sun. at Florida BB&T Center

9 Tue. at Florida BB&T Center

11 Thu. at Nashville Bridgestone Arena

13 Sat. at Nashville Bridgestone Arena

15 Mon. CHICAGO Little Caesars Arena

17 Wed. CHICAGO Little Caesars Arena

19 Fri. FLORIDA Little Caesars Arena

21 Sun. FLORIDA Little Caesars Arena

23 Tue. NASHVILLE Little Caesars Arena

25 Thu. NASHVILLE Little Caesars Arena

27 Sat. at Chicago United Center

28 Sun. at Chicago United Center

March

2 Tue. at Columbus Nationwide Arena

4 Thu. at Carolina PNC Arena

9 Tue. TAMPA BAY Little Caesars Arena

11 Thu. TAMPA BAY Little Caesars Arena

14 Sun. CAROLINA Little Caesars Arena

16 Tue. CAROLINA Little Caesars Arena

18 Thu. DALLAS Little Caesars Arena

20 Sat. DALLAS Little Caesars Arena

23 Tue. at Nashville Bridgestone Arena

25 Thu. at Nashville Bridgestone Arena

27 Sat. COLUMBUS Little Caesars Arena

28 Sun. COLUMBUS Little Caesars Arena

30 Tue. at Florida BB&T Center

April 1

Thu. at Florida BB&T Center

3 Sat. at Tampa Bay Amalie Arena

4 Sun. at Tampa Bay Amalie Arena

6 Tue. NASHVILLE Little Caesars Arena

8 Thu. NASHVILLE Little Caesars Arena

10 Sat. at Carolina PNC Arena

12 Mon. at Carolina PNC Arena

15 Thu. CHICAGO Little Caesars Arena

17 Sat. CHICAGO Little Caesars Arena

19 Mon. at Dallas American Airlines Center

20 Tue. at Dallas American Airlines Center

22 Thu. DALLAS Little Caesars Arena

24 Sat. DALLAS Little Caesars Arena

27 Tue. at Columbus Nationwide Arena

29 Thu. at Carolina PNC Arena

May

1 Sat. TAMPA BAY Little Caesars Arena

2 Sun. TAMPA BAY Little Caesars Arena

7 Fri. at Columbus Nationwide Arena

8 Sat. at Columbus Nationwide Arena

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OddsMoney LinePoint SpreadTotal Points
Columbus
-176-1.5O 5.5
Detroit
+150+1.5U 5.5