ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Blues and the National Hockey League announced today the 2009-10 regular season schedule.
The Blues will open the regular season with two games in Stockholm, Sweden on Oct. 2 and Oct. 3 vs. the Detroit Red Wings before returning to St. Louis for the home opener on Thursday, Oct. 8 vs. the Atlanta Thrashers. The Blues once again will have fan friendly schedule for the upcoming season that consists of 21 home games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Every home game has been switched to 7 p.m. with the exception of Sunday home games (5 p.m.).
“Blues fans will have the chance to see some really exciting home games in the upcoming season,” said CEO of St. Louis Blues Enterprises, Peter McLoughlin. “The weekends hold key dates with visits from each of the Central Division teams along with the Washington Capitals, San Jose Sharks, New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs.”
Four of the five Southeast Division teams will visit Scottrade Center this season. League MVP Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals visit St. Louis on Feb. 13. In addition, the Blues will host the Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, and Toronto Maple Leafs. The Blues’ three “at large” games are against the Atlanta Thrashers, New York Islanders and New York Rangers where the Blues will play a home-and-home set against each club.
St. Louis will play six games against each of its four fellow members of the Central Division in the Western Conference: Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Detroit Red Wings, and Nashville Predators and will play four games against each of its remaining Western Conference opponents.
There will be a 16-day break from Feb. 14-March 1 to accommodate the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.
Among the other highlights on the 2009-10 schedule:
- St. Louis will have five Friday, 13 Saturday and three Sunday home games.
- The Blues host a six-game homestand from Nov. 10-Nov. 23.
- St. Louis will play eight home games in the month of November and seven home games in December.
- The Blues will face every Eastern Conference team.
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