Season begins Oct. 4 against defending champs,
welcome Ken Hitchcock for first game at Scottrade Center
ST. LOUIS -- The Blues will open the 2017-18 season on the road against the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions then open the home schedule against an old friend.
The Blues will begin the season Oct. 4 for the raising of the Stanley Cup banner against the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7 p.m. at PPG Paints Arena
The Blues will begin their home schedule on Oct. 7 at Scottrade Center against none other than Ken Hitchcock and the Dallas Stars at 7 p.m.
Hitchcock, who will begin his second stint as Stars coach after taking over for Lindy Ruff over the summer, coached the Blues for parts of six seasons spanning from 2011-2017 before being fired on Jan. 31.
The complete 2017-18 regular-season schedule will be unveiled on Thursday at 2 p.m. CT.