With their 3-0 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday afternoon, the St. Louis Blues locked themselves into the number two spot in the Central Division standings and set up a first round playoff matchup with the Chicago Blackhawks.
Despite the team’s geographic proximity, they haven’t met in the postseason since the 2002 Western Conference quarterfinal series, which the Blues took down by a four games to one margin. The Blues also swept the Hawks in the 1993 playoffs, giving them eight wins in their last nine playoff games against the Blackhawks.
The Hawks will be looking to change all of that when the puck drops to open the series later this week, and we’ll have all sorts of analysis to prepare you for what should be a fascinating series.
Until then, here is the schedule for the series, including start times and TV networks where you can watch the games:
Thursday, April 17th at 7pm Central: Chicago at St. Louis (CSN Chicago)
Saturday, April 19th at 2pm Central: Chicago at St. Louis (NBC)
Monday, April 21st at 7:30pm Central: St. Louis at Chicago (CSN Chicago)
Wednesday, April 23rd at 8:30pm Central: St. Louis at Chicago (CSN Chicago)
*Friday, April 25th at 7pm Central: Chicago at St. Louis (CSN Chicago)
*Sunday, April 27th at 2pm Central: St. Louis at Chicago (NBC)
*Tuesday, April 29th at TBD: Chicago at St. Louis (TBD)
* = if necessary
Games 1,3,4, and 5 will be aired nationally on NBCSN and CNBC, but will be blacked out on those networks in the Chicago area.