The Blackhawks have known they’ll face the Minnesota Wild in their second-round playoff series since Sunday afternoon. Now they know when, too.
The NHL released the postseason’s second-round schedules on Tuesday afternoon. Game 1 between the Blackhawks and Wild will be Friday at 8:30 p.m. at the United Center, with Game 2 here at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.
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Games 3 and 4, which will be at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Thursday at 8:30 p.m. respectively.
Games 5, 6 and 7 will be Saturday, Monday and Wednesday, respectively, if necessary. Times for those games will be determined at later dates.