The Blackhawks and Blues will begin their first-round playoff series with Games 1 and 2 on Wednesday and Friday in St. Louis.
The NHL released postseason schedules on Sunday night, following the league’s final two regular-season games. The Blackhawks will host Games 3 and 4 next Sunday and Tuesday, April 19. Game 5 will be on April 21 in St. Louis, Game 6 on April 21 at the United Center and Game 7 on April 25 back at Scottrade Center, all three if necessary.
Unfortunately, some of those awful late start times are back. Game 1 will be at 8:30 p.m., as will Game 4. Game 2 is at 7 p.m., and Game 3 is at 2 p.m. The start times for Games 5 through 7 will be announced at a later date.
CSN will air Games 1, 2 and 4 of the opening-round series. Coverage will begin 30 minutes before puck drop on those nights with Blackhawks Pregame Live. Coverage of Games 5, 6 and 7 (if necessary) is to be determined.
Check out the full schedule below.
|Game 1||Wednesday, April 13||8:30 p.m.||CSN|
|Game 2||Friday, April 15||7 p.m.||CSN|
|Game 3||Sunday, April 17||2 p.m.||NBC|
|Game 4||Tuesday, April 19||8:30 p.m.||CSN|
|Game 5||Thursday, April 21||TBD||TBD|
|Game 6||Saturday, April 23||TBD||TBD|
|Game 7||Monday, April 25||TBD||TBD|
*Home games in bold. Games 5, 6 and 7 are if necessary