The Chicago Blackhawks will launch their Western Conference Semifinals series, the team’s first appearance in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 13 years, when they face off against the Vancouver Canucks beginning at General Motors Place on Thursday, April 30 at 8:00 P.M. (CT) and Saturday, May 2 at 8:00 P.M. (CT).
Games 3 and 4 will be held at the United Center, where the Blackhawks are 3-0 this postseason, on Tuesday, May 5 at 7:00 P.M. (CT) and Thursday, May 7 at 7:00 P.M. (CT). If necessary, the Canucks would host Game 5 at General Motors Place on Saturday, May 9 at 9:30 P.M. (CT), the Blackhawks would host Game 6 at the United Center on Monday, May 11 at 8:00 P.M. (CT) and Vancouver would host Game 7 at General Motors Place on Thursday, May 14 at a time to be determined.
Below is the schedule as released by the National Hockey League, with local and national broadcast information. Per the league rightsholders agreement, VERSUS has exclusive coverage of Games 1 and 4 in the United States.
|Game ||Date ||Time (CT) ||Venue ||Local TV/Network ||Local Radio |
|Game 1 ||Thu., April 30 ||8:00 P.M. ||General Motors Place ||*VERSUS, CBC ||WIND |
|Game 2 ||Sat., May 2 ||8:00 P.M. ||General Motors Place ||CSN+/VERSUS, CBC ||WGN |
|Game 3 ||Tue., May 5 ||7:00 P.M. ||United Center ||CSN/VERSUS, CBC ||WGN |
|Game 4 ||Thu., May 7 ||7:00 P.M. ||United Center ||*VERSUS, CBC ||WIND |
|Game 5* ||Sat., May 9 ||9:30 P.M. ||General Motors Place ||CSN/VERSUS, CBC ||WGN |
|Game 6* ||Mon., May 11 ||8:00 P.M. ||United Center ||CSN/VERSUS, CBC ||WGN |
|Game 7* ||Thu., May 14 ||TBD ||General Motors Place ||CSN/VERSUS, CBC ||WGN |
All times are Central, home games are in bold. Games 5, 6 and 7 are if necessary.
*denotes an exclusive VERSUS broadcast in the United States
Local Broadcasts: CSN, Comcast SportsNet Chicago; CSN+, Comcast SportsNet+; WGN, News/Talk 720 WGN Radio; WIND, 560-AM