The NHL — and the St. Louis Blues — will return to the Sprint Center this fall for a preseason game. The Blues will take on the Washington Capitals at 7 p.m. Oct. 5, a Wednesday.
It will be the Blues’ third preseason game at Sprint and their first since 2014, when they lost 4-2 to the Dallas Stars. That was also the last NHL preseason game in Kansas City.
Tickets go on sale at noon Tuesday at SprintCenter.com, the arena box office on Grand Boulevard and by phone at 888-929-7849.
The Blues and Capitals are currently playing in the conference semifinals of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Blues open a series at the Dallas Stars on Friday and the Capitals lead the Pittsburgh Penguins 1-0 after an overtime victory on Thursday night.
There have been four NHL preseason games since the Sprint Center opened in 2007: A split-squad Blues team lost 2-1 to the Los Angeles Kings in front of 11,603 in 2008; the Kings beat the New York Islanders 4-2 in front of 9,792 in 2009; and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Kings 3-2 in a shootout in front of a record 17,779 in 2011.
A 2012 preseason game between the Colorado Avalanche vs. New York Rangers scheduled for Sprint Center was canceled when the league locked out its players.