Confirming reports from earlier in the week, the Detroit Red Wings will open their 2013 NHL season on the road against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday.
Blues will officially open the season Saturday January 19 at home against Detroit at 7 p.m. Rest of schedule to be released Sat.#stlblues
— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) January 11, 2013
That’s actually an 8 p.m. ET start, with the possibility that the Red Wings-Blues game will be the second of a two-game doubleheader broadcast by NBC on opening night.
While the full schedule will not be released until Saturday, after the players approve the new CBA, the Wings are expected to play at Columbus on Jan. 21, before returning to Joe Louis Arena for their home opener sometime in the week after that.