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NHL Announces Blackhawks-Predators First Round Schedule

The Blackhawks and Predators will begin play in Nashville on Wednesday



    NHL Announces Blackhawks-Predators First Round Schedule
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    Mattias Ekholm #42 of the Nashville Predators poke checks the puck away from Ben Smith #28 of the Chicago Blackhawks at Bridgestone Arena on April 12, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn.

    For the first time in five years, the Chicago Blackhawks and the Nashville Predators will square off in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The series between the Central Division rivals will begin Wednesday night in the Music City.

    The NHL released the full first round playoff schedule in the wee hours of the morning on Sunday, and the two clubs will get to play on the opening night of the postseason. Here is the full schedule as announced by the league.

    April 15 Chicago vs. Nashville 7:30 p.m. NBCSN

    April 17 Chicago vs. Nashville 8:30 p.m. NBCSN

    April 19 Nashville vs. Chicago 2:00 p.m. NBC 5 Chicago

    April 21 Nashville vs. Chicago 8:30 p.m. NBCSN

    * April 23Chicago vs. Nashville TBA

    * April 25Nashville vs. Chicago TBA

    * April 27Chicago vs. Nashville TBA

    * = If necessary

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