The Chicago Blackhawks will launch the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the team’s fourth consecutive appearance in the postseason, when they face the Phoenix Coyotes in the best-of-seven Western Conference Quarterfinals (Series G) beginning with Game 1 at the Jobing.com Arena on Thursday. April 12 at 9:00 P.M. (CT) and Game 2 on Saturday, April 14 at 9:00 P.M. (CT).
Games 3 and 4 will be held at the United Center on Tuesday, April 17 at 8:00 P.M. and Thursday, April 19 at 7:00 P.M. If necessary, the Coyotes will host Game 5 on Saturday, April 21 at 9:00 P.M., the Blackhawks will host Game 6 on Monday, April 23 (time TBD) and the Coyotes will host Game 7 on Wednesday, April 25 (time TBD). All times listed are Central.
The Blackhawks are the sixth seed in the Western Conference, marking the first time in 15 years the club will make four consecutive Stanley Cup Playoffs appearances. Chicago posted a 45-26-11 record during the regular season, collecting at least 100 points (101) for the third time in the last four seasons.
Chicago posted a 1-2-1 record against third-seeded Phoenix during the regular season, which includes a 1-1-0 mark at Jobing.com Arena. This marks the first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff matchup between the two franchises.
Below is a complete schedule of Series ‘G’.
CSN: Comcast SportsNet Chicago. Home games in bold. Games 5, 6 and 7 are if necessary.
|Game ||Date ||Time (CT) ||Venue ||Local TV ||Local Radio |
|Game 1 ||Thursday, April 12 ||9 p.m. ||Jobing.com Arena ||CSN ||WGN Radio |
|Game 2 ||Saturday, April 14 ||9 p.m. ||Jobing.com Arena ||CSN ||WGN Radio |
|Game 3 || Tuesday, April 17 ||8 p.m. ||United Center ||CSN ||WIND 560 |
|Game 4 ||Thursday, April 19 ||7 p.m. ||United Center ||CSN || WGN Radio |
|Game 5* ||Saturday, April 21 ||9 p.m. ||Jobing.com Arena ||CSN ||WGN Radio |
|Game 6* ||Monday, April 23 ||TBD ||United Center ||CSN ||WIND 560 |
|Game 7* ||Wednesday, April 25 ||TBD ||Jobing.com Arena ||CSN ||WGN Radio |