The wait is over – well, at least the wait for the schedule is over.
After an extended break for both teams, which continues, the Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks will begin the Western Conference Final at 2 p.m. CT Sunday at the Honda Center.
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That start date means the Blackhawks, who completed their four-game sweep of the Minnesota Wild on Thursday, will have nine days between games. The Ducks, who eliminated the Calgary Flames on Sunday night, will have nearly a week off.
Game 2, also at the Honda Center, will be at 8 p.m. CT on Tuesday night. The Blackhawks will host Game 3 at the United Center on May 21 and Game 4 on May 23. Both games are slated for 7 p.m. CT. Game 5 will be in Anaheim at 8 p.m. CT on May 25, Game 6 is in Chicago at 7 p.m. on May 27 and Game 7 is at Honda Center at 7 p.m. CT on May 30.
Times for Games 5-7 are if necessary.
Here’s that schedule again (all times CT):
Game 1 at Anaheim Sunday 2 p.m.
Game 2 at Anaheim Tuesday 8 p.m.
Game 3 at Chicago Thursday 7 p.m.
Game 4 at Chicago May 23 7 p.m.
*Game 5 at Anaheim May 25 8 p.m.
*Game 6 at Chicago May 27 7 p.m.
*Game 7 at Anaheim May 30 7 p.m.
* — if necessary