The Detroit Red Wings announced their 2010 preseason schedule.
From the team's official news release:
The Red Wings will help the Pittsburgh Penguins christen, sort of, its new arena this September.
The Penguins' new home, CONSOL Energy Center, will first host seven concerts in August and September, including a pair of sold out dates by legendary musician and former Beatle Paul McCartney on August 18-19.
The Red Wings will play a part in the arena's first sporting event when they play the Penguins on September 22 at 7:00 PM EDT.
The Pens announced their 2010-2011 pre-season schedule on Wednesday.
Perhaps a strange coincidence is the odd number of the seating capacity for the new CONSOL Energy Center, which is posted on the arena's website as 18,087. Pens captain Sidney Crosby wears #87.
Either way, the Penguins have added 1,147 seats over capacity of their old home, Mellon Arena, which used to seat 16,940 fans.
The Red Wings will host the Pens in a pre-season game on October 3rd at Joe Louis Arena.
The Red Wings' 2010 preseason schedule is as follows:
(game start times are in Eastern Time)
September 22 - at Pittsburgh, 7:00 PM
September 24 - vs. Chicago, 7:00 PM
September 25 - at Chicago, 8:00 PM
September 26 - vs. New York Rangers, 5:00 PM
September 29 - at New York Rangers, 7:00 PM
October 1 - vs. Toronto, 7:00 PM
October 2 - at Toronto, 7:00 PM
October 3 - vs. Pittsburgh, 5:00 PM