When: Sun., Sept. 22, 2:30 p.m. 2019
The greatest sporting event of our lifetimes happened this past June, when the good and noble St. Louis Blues made Brad Marchand cry. On top of that joy, the Blues won hockey's greatest prize, a feat that can only be exceeded by winning it again. That journey of a thousand bodychecks begins with preseason hockey, and the Blues' first home game of the warmup season takes place at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, September 22, at the Enterprise Center (1401 Clark Avenue; www.stlblues.com). What's left of the Columbus Bluejackets (the team lost both its starting goalie and offensive stud Artemi Panarin, among many other skaters, in the off season) are the afternoon's opponents, but they're the sideshow, really. Fans are showing up to see the champs, and it will never get old to say that. Tickets for the game are $11 to $275.