ST. LOUIS – The National Hockey League announced today the schedule for the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Blues will host the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of the 2016 Western Conference Quarterfinals on Wednesday, April 13 at 8:30 p.m. at Scottrade Center.
This year's matchup will mark the 12th all-time postseason matchup between the Blues and Blackhawks and the first since the 2014 Western Conference Quarterfinals. The Blues own a 24-32 all-time postseason mark against the Blackhawks, including victories in two of the last three series (1993, 2002).
During the 2015-16 regular season, the Blues won three of five meetings with the Blackhawks, including one via shootout and two in overtime. Overall, the Blues finished second in the Central Division and the Western Conference with 107 points (49-24-9). It was the club's third consecutive 100-point season and eighth overall, while it was the fifth time the Blues reached 49 wins.
2016 Western Conference Quarterfinals
Game 1: April 13 vs. Blackhawks - 8:30 p.m. at Scottrade Center
Game 2: April 15 vs. Blackhawks - 7 p.m. at Scottrade Center
Game 3: April 17 at Blackhawks - 2 p.m. at United Center
Game 4: April 19 at Blackhawks - 8:30 p.m. at United Center
*Game 5: April 21 vs. Blackhawks - TBD at Scottrade Center
*Game 6: April 23 at Blackhawks - TBD at United Center
*Game 7: April 25 vs. Blackhawks - TBD at Scottrade Center