NHL Announces Blackhawks-Predators First Round Schedule

The Blackhawks and Predators will begin play in Nashville on Wednesday

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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 23 Chicago vs. Nashville TBA

* April 25 Nashville vs. Chicago TBA

* April 27 Chicago vs. Nashville TBA

* = If necessary

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