Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Blues open in Pittsburgh, host Dallas in home opener

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.

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