When: Sat., Oct. 24, 7 p.m. 2015
Although the season is still young, every game counts for the St. Louis Blues, a team that made key off-season moves with hopes of drinking from Lord Stanley's Cup for the first time. Led by Kevin David Backes, Alexander Steen and scoring machine Vladimir Tarasenko, the Blue Note will be tested when they lace up their skates against the much-improved (101 points and a spot in the playoffs last year) New York Islanders tonight at 7 p.m. at Scottrade Center (1401 Clark Avenue; 314-241-1888 or www.stlblues.com). After 43 years spent on Long Island, the Islanders now hangs its four championship banners in Brooklyn. Led by John Tavares and featuring former Blues netminder Jaroslav Halak, the Islanders hope to dampen the high hopes of the home squad. Tickets are $25 to $260.