St. Louis Blues 2012-13 Regular Season Schedule
The NHL has unveiled the official schedule for the 2012-13 season. You know what this means Blues fans - it's time to start planning, prognosticating and predicting about what the future holds for the St. Louis Blues in 2012-13.
The full schedule, found here
, indicates that the team will play their first regular season game on October 11th in Colorado. The club will then play on October 13th in Nashville before playing in their home opener on Thursday, October 18th against the Detroit Red Wings.
Shifting from the start of the year to the end of the year the Blues wrap up the season with a back-to-back series against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Blues will play in Chicago on Friday, April 12th before returning home to play their final game of the year against the Blackhawks on Saturday, April 13th.
April will prove to be a very tough final month for the Blues. Not only do they have what could be a critical final home-and-home series against Chicago to end the year, but they only will play five of their seven games in April on the road - TB, FLA, DET, CBJ, CHI.
Other notable matchups include two games against the Pittsburgh Penguins (Away on December 6th and Home on March 3rd) and one against the Washington Capitals on Sunday, November 25th at the Scottrade Center. On New Year's Eve the Blues will play on the road in Vancouver.
The Blues will have two road trips that each will encompass five games, one between January 29th and February 5th (Bruins, Blue Jackets, Red Wings, Sabres, Jets) and the other in the season's final month mentioned above.
The Blues will play in 15 back-to-back series during the course of 2012-13.
Which games excite you most in 2012-13?
In my opinion, the season's final month will be a monumental one. Playoff positioning could very well be determined, as well as the fate of the Central Division, in the final few games for the Blues as they take on Nashville and Detroit before ending with two games against Chicago.