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5 Can’t-Miss Detroit Red Wings Games in 2014-15

Detroit Red Wings 2014-15 Schedule: 5 Can't-Miss Games

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The Detroit Red Wings head into the 2014-15 season with quite a bit of promise. An injury-riddled roster was still talented enough to make the playoffs last year, and Detroit is hoping that some better luck on the health front will vault the team into the Eastern Conference's elite. Here are five games on the Red Wings' 2014-15 schedule that you absolutely cannot miss.

5. October 31st, 2014: Detroit Red Wings vs. Los Angeles Kings

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5. October 31st, 2014: Detroit Red Wings vs. Los Angeles Kings

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A match-up with the defending champion Los Angeles Kings will be a great indicator as to whether or not this year's Red Wings are a legitimate Stanley Cup contender.

4. February 11th, 2015: Detroit Red Wings at Pittsburgh Penguins

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4. February 11th, 2015: Detroit Red Wings at Pittsburgh Penguins

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Games between the Red Wings and the Pittsburgh Penguins have been incredibly fun ever since the two teams squared off in the Stanley Cup Final in 2008 and 2009. Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg are a perfect foil to Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.

3. April 2nd, 2015: Detroit Red Wings vs. Boston Bruins

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3. April 2nd, 2015: Detroit Red Wings vs. Boston Bruins

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This late-season clash between two Atlantic Division rivals will almost certainly have playoff implications on the line. Both teams should have a very real shot at the division crown.

2. November 14th, 2014: Detroit Red Wings vs. Chicago Blackhawks

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2. November 14th, 2014: Detroit Red Wings vs. Chicago Blackhawks

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The Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks played one of the most memorable playoff series in NHL history only two seasons ago, culminating in a Game 7 in the Windy City that the Blackhawks essentially won two different times. There is a strong mutual dislike between these fan bases, and match-ups between their two teams tend to be electric.

1. October 9th, 2014: Detroit Red Wings vs. Boston Bruins

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1. October 9th, 2014: Detroit Red Wings vs. Boston Bruins

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This is Detroit's home opener, and it should be a wild one. The Red Wings submitted to the Boston Bruins with minimal resistance in last year's playoffs, dropping the first round series in five games. Revenge will be on everyone's mind on October 9th as a fresh season begins.

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