The moment that hockey fans have waited all summer for is now just hours away. Tonight is opening night for the St. Louis Blues as they will be at the Scottrade Center to take on the Philadelphia Flyers.
This will be the first meeting between the Blues and the Flyers, since they played two games about 11 months apart last season.
In the first game last January, the Blues would hit the road and beat the Flyers in their own building 4-0. Last November, the Flyers would make the trip to St. Louis. The Blues would also win that game in overtime, 2-1.
Philadelphia has already played one game this season. They opened on Thursday night in Pittsburgh in the first regular season game in the Penguin’s new arena, the Consol Energy Center. Rookie goalie Sergei Bobrovsky was the show as he stopped 29 shots and the Flyers beat the Penguins 3-2.
There are 21 players on the St. Louis opening night roster. Two players will start the season on the injured reserve list.
Before the game tonight, the team will have a pre game pep rally outside of the Scottade Center. That will lead up to the unveiling of a new statute of former Blue Brett Hull outside of the arena. The Blues say that Hull is expected to be in attendance tonight.
The Blues and the Flyers will face off tonight at 7:00.