Five Must-Watch St. Louis Blues Games in 2022-23

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We are officially in the dog days of summer which means there is not much in the way of news in the hockey world. With NHL training camps still a month away from starting, now is a great time to take a look at next season and some of the marquee match-ups and St. Louis Blues games that you won’t want to miss. Looking at the 2022-23 St. Louis Blues schedule, these five fixtures stood out the most as ones to mark on the calendar.

St. Louis Blues Schedule: October 15 vs. Columbus

The obvious first choice on this list is opening night, which this year will see the Blues play host to the Columbus Blue Jackets on a Saturday night at Enterprise Center. Aside from all of the usual intrigue that surrounds opening night, this year’s edition provides plenty of additional storylines. The Blues, after a strong showing in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs, look a lot different than last year’s squad and there are questions about what the team will look like for the first St. Louis Blues game of the season.

On the other end, we will see the Blue Jackets debut of Johnny Gaudreau, the prized free agent signing that shocked the hockey world when he signed with Columbus.

St. Louis Blues Schedule: December 11 vs. Colorado

This Sunday matinee will be the first time the reigning Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche visit St. Louis since the second-round playoff series last spring. These two teams have clashed over recent years as both have enjoyed consistent success, finishing at or near the top of the Central Division and each team enjoying a championship in the last four years.

While the Avs largely cruised through the playoffs in what was one of the most dominant Stanley Cup runs in recent memory, the Blues gave Colorado the best series out of all four rounds. Sandwiched between sweeps in the first round and the conference final, St. Louis took the Avalanche to six games even after goaltender Jordan Binnington was sidelined after a collision with the Avs’ Nazem Kadri. Many in St. Louis feel that with the way Binnington had been playing throughout the playoffs up until then, that the Blues had a great chance to take Colorado down and win perhaps the second title in four years for the St. Louis Blues.

The animosity between the two teams only continues to grow by year and I expect this matchup to provide plenty of fireworks as it will provide a great midseason test between two rivals.

St. Louis Blues Schedule: December 29 vs. Chicago

The first visit to St. Louis in the 2022-23 season for the rival Chicago Blackhawks takes place between Christmas and New Years, which is fitting because playing the 2022-23 Blackhawks looks to be a gift itself. While Chicago is far removed from its glory days of the 2010s, the rivalry between the two teams remains fierce and these matchups will always stand out on the schedule.

With the Hawks in full rebuild mode, this game could be the last we see Jonathan Toews and/or Patrick Kane playing in this storied rivalry, which adds another layer to the intrigue around this St. Louis Blues game and makes it a must-watch for any hockey fan.

St. Louis Blues Schedule: March 21 vs. Detroit

Ever since NHL realignment saw the Detroit Red Wings move to the Eastern Conference, the historic rivalry has taken a step back. Though due to the two teams no longer being direct competitors, they have done a lot more business with one another than in years past.

This year’s Detroit team features former Blues David Perron, Ville Husso, Oskar Sundqvist, Jake Walman, and Robby Fabbri. It will be a homecoming for three members of the championship team and one of the highlights of the year, making it a must-watch St. Louis Blues game for any fan.

St. Louis Blues Schedule: April 2 vs. Boston

While St. Louis and Boston is always an intriguing matchup as the two cities have squared off with championships on the line in all four major North American sports, this year’s clash between the Blues and Boston Bruins has that extra level of intrigue.

Former Blues assistant Jim Montgomery has taken over as the head coach of the Bruins and will be returning to coach against the St. Louis Blues for the first time since his tenure in Dallas. This should be an interesting St. Louis Blues game that fans should be sure to circle on their calendars.

But what do you think? Which St. Louis Blues games are you looking forward to, and did we miss any key nights on the St. Louis Blues schedule? Let us know in the comments as well all wait for the next NHL season to start.

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