The Chicago Blackhawks will launch the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the team’s sixth 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 the Scottrade Center on Thursday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m. and Game 2 on Saturday, April 19 at 2:00 p.m.
Games 3 and 4 will be held at the United Center on Monday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, April 23 at 8:30 p.m. If necessary, the Blues will host Game 5 on Friday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m., the Blackhawks will host Game 6 on Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. and the Blues will host Game 7 on Tuesday, April 29 (time TBD). All times listed are Central.
The Blackhawks finished the 2013-14 regular season with a 46-21-15 record (107 points) and earned the third seed in the NHL’s Central Division. For the first time since 1992-97, Chicago has reached the Stanley Cup Playoffs for six consecutive seasons.
Chicago posted a 2-1-2 record against St. Louis during the regular season, including wins in each of the last two meetings between the clubs. This marks the 10th Stanley Cup Playoff matchup between Chicago and St. Louis, and the first since the 2002 Western Conference Quarterfinals.
Below is a complete game schedule of the Blackhawks First Round series. Game 2 and Game 6 will be televised nationally by NBC, while Game 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7 will air locally on CSN Chicago. The First Round can be heard on WGN AM-720 (Game 1 and 4) and 87.7 FM The Game (Game 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7). All seven contests are available on WGNRadio.com and the WGN Mobile App.
|Game ||Date ||Time (CT) ||Venue ||Local TV ||Local Radio |
|Game 1 ||Thurs., April 17 ||7:00 p.m. ||Scottrade Center ||CSN Chicago ||WGN AM-720 |
|Game 2 ||Sat., April 19 ||2:00 p.m. ||Scottrade Center ||NBC ||87.7 The Game |
|Game 3 ||Mon., April 21 ||7:30 p.m. ||United Center ||CSN Chicago ||87.7 The Game |
|Game 4 ||Wed., April 23 ||8:30 p.m. ||United Center ||CSN Chicago ||WGN AM-720 |
|Game 5 ||Fri., April 25 ||7:00 p.m. ||Scottrade Center ||CSN Chicago ||87.7 The Game |
|Game 6 ||Sun., April 27 ||2:00 p.m. ||United Center ||NBC ||87.7 The Game |
|Game 7 ||Tues., April 29 ||TBD ||Scottrade Center ||CSN Chicago ||87.7 The Game |
Home games in bold. Games 5, 6 and 7 are if necessary.