WATCH LIVE: Red Wings open new arena vs. Wild


The Detroit Red Wings have some work to do to prove that they’re better than many expected.

On this season-opener, a different kind of work will be appreciated one way or another, as they play their first game (that counts) at Little Caesars Arena. They’ll do so in a self-proclaimed regional clash between “The State of Hockey” vs. “Hockeytown,” as the Red Wings host the Minnesota Wild.

(The Wild aim to be the spoilers, as you can see here.)

The first puck drops around 7:30 p.m. ET, but you can also get ready for the game with coverage on NBCSN. You can also stream the game online and via the NBC Sports App.


In other notes, the Wild aim for a “special season.”

Meanwhile, there could be some other milestones for Detroit.