The Chicago Blackhawks will launch the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the team’s eighth consecutive appearance in the postseason, when they face the St. Louis Blues in the best-of-seven First Round series beginning with Game 1 at Scottrade Center on Wednesday, April 13, at 8:30 p.m. and Game 2 on Friday, April 15, at 7 p.m.
Games 3 and 4 will be held at the United Center on Sunday, April 17, at 2 p.m. and Tuesday, April 19, at 8:30 p.m. If necessary, the Blues will host Game 5 on Thursday, April 21, the Blackhawks will host Game 6 on Saturday, April 23, and St. Louis will host Game 7 on Monday, April 25 (times TBD). All times listed are Central.
The Blackhawks finished the 2015-16 regular season with a 47-26-9 record (103 points) and earned the third seed in the NHL’s Central Division. Chicago has reached the Stanley Cup Playoffs for eight consecutive seasons for the first time since 1990-97 and currently holds the third-longest active postseason appearance streak. The Blackhawks became the only team to post six 100-point seasons since 2008-09 and the third team to do so in each of the last three seasons (ANA, STL).
Chicago posted a 2-0-3 record against St. Louis during the regular season. This marks the 12th Stanley Cup Playoff matchup between Chicago and the Blues; the Blackhawks won their most recent series in the 2014 Western Conference First Round 4-2.
Below is a complete game schedule of the Blackhawks First Round series. Game 3 will be televised nationally by NBC, while Games 1, 2 and 4 will air locally on CSN Chicago (television coverage for Games 5-7 is TBD). All seven contests are available on WGN Radio AM-720, WGNRadio.com and the WGN Mobile App. The Blackhawks Media Relations Department will release updated practice information each day throughout the series.
Wed., April 13, 8:30 p.m., Scottrade Center (CSN Chicago, WGN AM-720)
Fri., April 15, 7 p.m., Scottrade Center (CSN Chicago, WGN AM-720)
Sun., April 17, 2 p.m., United Center (NBC, WGN AM-720)
Tues., April 19, 8:30 p.m., United Center (CSN Chicago, WGN AM-720)
Thurs., April 21, TBD, Scottrade Center (TBD, WGN AM-720)
Sat., April 23, TBD, United Center (TBD, WGN AM-720)
Mon., April 25, TBD, Scottrade Center (TBD, WGN AM-720)
Home games in bold. Games 5, 6 and 7 are if necessary.