The Chicago Blackhawks and Nashville Predators will open their 2017 first round series of the Stanley Cup playoffs on Thursday night at the United Center, with puck drop scheduled for 7 p.m.
All games in the first round of the playoffs will be available on local TV in the Chicago area, with Games 1 and 3 airing on Comcast SportsNet Chicago and Game 2 airing on NBC 5 on Saturday night.
Here is the team’s full schedule, as announced by the NHL (home games are in bold):
Game 1: Thur., April 13 – 7 p.m. CSN Chicago
Game 2: Sat., April 15 – 7 p.m. NBC
Game 3: Mon., April 17 – 8:30 p.m. CSN Chicago
Game 4: Thurs., April 20 – TBD
*Game 5: Sat., April 22 – TBD
*Game 6: Mon., April 24 – TBD
*Game 7: Wed., April 26 – TBD
* = if necessary
The other Western Conference series will pit the St. Louis Blues against the Minnesota Wild, while the Anaheim Ducks take on the Calgary Flames. The San Jose Sharks will begin their Western Conference title defense against the upstart Edmonton Oilers, who will hold home ice advantage in the series.