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NHL releases Minnesota Wild's 2017-18 schedule

The National Hockey League released schedules for all 31 teams on Thursday afternoon.

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The Minnesota Wild will open their 2017-18 campaign with a three-game road trip, visiting Detroit, Carolina and Chicago before their home opener against Columbus on Oct. 14.

A six-game home stand in late October to early November will test Minnesota's toughness early. They host Chicago and Pittsburgh,the back-to-back Stanley Cup champions.

Minnesota plays Erik Haula and the NHL's newest franchise, the Vegas Golden Knights, three times. However, the Wild only visit Vegas once, onMarch 16.

The season will conclude with a three-game road trip, just like it began. Minnesota will wrap up the 2017-18 season with a 9:30 p.m. matchup at San Jose.

DAY DATE OPPONENT TIME (CT)
Mon. Oct. 18 at Winnipeg 7:00 p.m.
THUR. Oct. 21 WINNIPEG 7 P.M.
SAT. Oct. 23 COLORADO 5 P.M.
Sun. Oct. 24 at Colorado 6 p.m.
Tue. Oct. 26 at Dallas 7 p.m.
Thur. Oct. 28 at St. Louis 7 p.m.
SAT. Oct. 30 DALLAS 7 P.M.
THUR. Nov. 2 MONTREAL 7 P.M.
SAT. Nov. 4 CHICAGO 7 P.M.
Mon. Nov. 6 at Boston 6 p.m.
Wed. Nov. 8 at Toronto 6:30 p.m.
Thur. Nov. 9 at Montreal 6:30 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 11 at Philadelphia 6 p.m.
TUE. Nov. 14 PHILADELPHIA 7 P.M.
THUR. Nov. 16 NASHVILLE 7 P.M.
Sat. Nov. 18 at Washington 6:30 p.m.
MON. Nov. 20 NEW JERSEY 7 P.M.
Wed. Nov. 22 at Buffalo 6 p.m.
FRI. Nov. 24 COLORADO 3 P.M.
Sat. Nov. 25 at St. Louis 7 p.m.
Mon. Nov. 27 at Winnipeg 7 p.m.
THUR. Nov. 30 VEGAS 7 P.M.
SAT. Dec. 2 ST. LOUIS 5 P.M.
Tue. Dec. 5 at Los Angeles 9:30 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 8 at Anaheim 9 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 10 at San Jose 8 p.m.
TUE. Dec. 12 CALGARY 7 P.M.
THUR. Dec. 14 TORONTO 7 P.M.
SAT. Dec. 16 EDMONTON 1 P.M.
Sun. Dec. 17 at Chicago 6 p.m.
Tue. Dec. 19 at Ottawa 6:30 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 22 at Florida 6:30 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 23 at Tampa Bay 6 p.m.
WED. Dec. 27 DALLAS 7 P.M.
FRI. Dec. 29 NASHVILLE 7 P.M.
Sat. Dec. 30 at Nashville 7 p.m.
TUE. Jan. 2 FLORIDA 7 P.M.
THUR. Jan. 4 BUFFALO 7 P.M.
Sat. Jan. 6 at Colorado 2 p.m.
TUE. Jan. 9 CALGARY 7 P.M.
Wed. Jan. 10 at Chicago 7 p.m.
SAT. Jan. 13 WINNIPEG 6 P.M.
SUN. Jan. 14 VANCOUVER 6 P.M.
SAT. Jan. 20 TAMPA BAY 8 P.M.
MON. Jan. 22 OTTAWA 7 P.M.
Thur. Jan. 25 at Pittsburgh 6 p.m.
Sun. Jan. 28 2018 NHL All-Star Game (Tampa Bay) TBD
Tue. Jan. 30 at Columbus 6 p.m.
FRI. Feb. 2 VEGAS 7 P.M.
Sat. Feb. 3 at Dallas 7 p.m.
Tue. Feb. 6 at St. Louis 7 p.m.
THUR. Feb. 8 ARIZONA 7 P.M.
SAT. Feb. 10 CHICAGO 7 P.M.
TUE. Feb. 13 N.Y. RANGERS 7 P.M.
THUR. Feb. 15 WASHINGTON 7 P.M.
SAT. Feb. 17 ANAHEIM 1 P.M.
Mon. Feb. 19 at N.Y. Islanders 12 p.m.
Thur. Feb. 22 at New Jersey 6 p.m.
Fri. Feb. 23 at N.Y. Rangers 6 p.m.
SUN. Feb. 25 SAN JOSE 7 P.M.
TUE. Feb. 27 ST. LOUIS 7 P.M.
Thur. March 1 at Arizona 8 p.m.
Fri. March 2 at Colorado 8 p.m.
SUN. March 4 DETROIT 6:30 P.M.
TUE. March 6 CAROLINA 7 P.M.
Fri. March 9 at Vancouver 9 p.m.
Sat. March 10 at Edmonton 9 p.m.
TUE. March 13 COLORADO 7 P.M.
Fri. March 16 at Vegas 9:30 p.m.
Sat. March 17 at Arizona 8 p.m.
MON. March 19 LOS ANGELES 7 P.M.
SAT. March 24 NASHVILLE 7 P.M.
SUN. March 25 BOSTON 6:30 P.M.
Tue. March 27 at Nashville 7 p.m.
THUR. March 29 DALLAS 7 P.M.
Sat. March 31 at Dallas 7 p.m.
MON. Apr. 2 EDMONTON 7 P.M.
Wed. Apr. 4 at Anaheim 9 p.m.
Thur. Apr. 5 at Los Angeles 9:30 p.m.
Sat. Apr. 7 at San Jose 9:30 p.m.