When: Thu., Jan. 4, 7 p.m. 2018
The NHL's newest team, the Vegas Golden Knights, embarks on its maiden voyage to St. Louis on Thursday, January 4. The expansion team is one of the surprise stories of the season, racking up wins with its no-star roster rather than turning in the woeful performance most experts predicted. Is this collection of unheralded players coming together as underdogs, or is it maybe their particular home-ice advantage? The Knights' lopsided home record strongly implies the latter — visiting young men with money can find just about any distraction with a free night in Sin City and no game until the following evening. And yet, here we are in January with the boys from Vegas still winning games. Fortunately, the Knights are the visitors on Thursday. The St. Louis Blues host the Vegas Golden Knights at 7 p.m. at the Scottrade Center (1401 Clark Avenue; www.stlblues.com). Tickets are $34 to $159.