ST. LOUIS — We finally know who the Blues will play and when the puck will drop for the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The St. Louis Blues’ first game of Round 1 is set for this upcoming Monday, May 17 at 9 p.m. CST against the Colorado Avalanche.
The Blues found out late Thursday night they'll head to Colorado — not Las Vegas — for the first round after the Avalanche clinched the top seed in the West Division. The Blues are the No. 4 seed, which means they'll play the first two games of the best-of-seven series on the road.
Full Round 1 schedule:
Game 1 at COL or VGK - Mon, May 17 at 9 p.m. CT
Game 2 at COL or VGK - Wed, May 19 at 9:30 p.m. CT
Game 3 vs. COL or VGK - Fri, May 21 at 8:30 p.m. CT
Game 4 vs. COL or VGK - Sun, May 23, Time TBD
* Game 5 at COL or VGK - Tue, May 25, Time TBD
* Game 6 vs. COL or VGK - Thu, May 27, Time TBD
* Game 7 at COL or VGK - Sat, May 29, Time TBD
* if necessary
Games 3 and 4 will be in St. Louis in front of a slightly larger home crowd than what was allowed during the regular season. The Blues announced Wednesday they’re expanding the capacity limit to allow 5,000 fans in the stands during the Round 1 – and Round 2 if the Blues advance in the playoffs.
The start of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs had been unknown until now because several teams in the league still needed to play makeup games that had been moved around due to the COVID-19 pandemic.