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NHL playoff schedule released

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NHL playoff schedule released

The Chicago Blackhawks and Phoenix Coyotes will begin their first-round series on Thursday night in Glendale, as the NHL released its first-round schedules on Sunday afternoon.

Phoenix will host Games 1 and 2 on Thursday and Saturday; both games have 9 p.m. central time starts. The Blackhawks will host Games 3 and 4 on April 17 and April 19 respectively at the United Center. Game 3 is slated for an 8 p.m. start and Game 4 for 7 p.m. Game 5 will be back in Glendale on April 21. Game 6, if necessary, is April 23 in Chicago; Game 7, if necessary, is April 25 in Glendale.

Sports Talk Live Podcast: Are the Blackhawks buyers or sellers?

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Sports Talk Live Podcast: Are the Blackhawks buyers or sellers?

Charlie Roumeliotis, Scott King, and Ben Pope join Leila on the panel.

0:00- The Blackhawks return home after two weeks on the road. Did they return to Chicago as trade deadline sellers? And what are the chances both goalies could be dealt by Monday?

12:00- Pat Boyle joins the panel. He gives his thoughts on the Blackhawks trade deadline plans.

14:30- David Ross says the Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo could hit 1-2 in the Cubs lineup in 2020. Will that solve their leadoff woes?

19:00- The Astros controversy just won't go away. The panel discusses.

21:00- The NFL reportedly wants to expand the playoffs to 14 teams and go to a 17 game regular season. Is this a good idea?

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5 Takeaways: Blackhawks give up five third-period goals in loss to Rangers

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5 Takeaways: Blackhawks give up five third-period goals in loss to Rangers

The Blackhawks lost 6-3 to the New York Rangers on Wednesday. Here are five takeaways:  

Brutal third period

After going 1-4-0 on their recent road trip, the Hawks needed a solid game to defeat the Rangers, who were in the same desperate spot they were - eight points out of the second wild card spot.

The start and resolve were there for Chicago until the third period, when after being tied 1-1, they were outscored 5-2. 

Keith 500

Duncan Keith became the seventh player in Hawks history to record 500 assists and just the second defenseman to do so. Doug Wilson had 554. 

Keith had the primary assist on Dominik Kubalik's goal at 2:29 of the second period, which tied it 1-1.

Kane keeps climbing

Patrick Kane grabbed the secondary assist on Kubalik's second period goal, tying him with Pat LaFontaine for 86th on the NHL's all-time points list with 1,013. 

Strome vs. Strome

Brothers Dylan Stome (Blackhawks center) and Ryan Strome (Rangers center) faced off on Wednesday night... Literally. The brothers took the opening faceoff against each other with Dylan winning the draw for Chicago. 

Ryan later scored on a Rangers power play at 4:01 of the third period to make it 3-1 for the Rangers. 

Man of Bread

Former Hawk Artemi Panarin scored at 9:41 of the third period, making it 5-2 in favor of New York. 

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