Blackhawks will face the Blues in 2016-2017 home opener

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CHICAGO – There won’t be a banner raising like there was last year, but at least the Blackhawks will get an early shot at the team that knocked them out of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in April.

On Monday the Blackhawks announced that their 2016-2017 home opener will be Wednesday, October 12th against the Blues at the United Center.

The time of the game will be determined at a later date. The rest of the Blackhawks schedule will be released Tuesday.

This past spring the Blues ended the Blackhawks’ quest for a repeat championship when they won their first round series in seven games. It was the Blackhawks earliest exit from the playoffs in four years.