ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues will open the 2012-2013 regular season on Oct. 11 in Colorado.
The NHL team announced its regular season schedule on Thursday. After starting with two road games, the Blues will host Detroit in the home opener on Oct. 18, the first of a four-game home stand.
The schedule includes six games (three home and three on the road) against the four Central Division rivals: Chicago, Columbus, Detroit and Nashville. The team will play two home and two away games against the other Western Conference teams. The Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings play will first play in St. Louis on Oct. 30.