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Wild Opens Postseason Play Tuesday

by Mike Doyle / Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild will play in a Stanley Cup Playoff game for the first time in five seasons on Tuesday. Minnesota opens its Western Conference Quarterfinal series with the Chicago Blackhawks on the road at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 at United Center.

The series will take two days off before Game 2 on Friday, May 3, at 8:30 p.m. at United Center. The series will then move to the State of Hockey for Game 3, a 2 p.m. start time on Sunday, May 5, exclusively on NBC, at Xcel Energy Center. Click here, to find tickets.

The opening round follows a 2-2-1-1-1 format, so the first two games will open in Chicago and return to Minnesota for the next two contests. If necessary, times for Games 5 through 7 will be determined at a later date.

Here is the Wild’s Western Conference Quarterfinal game schedule (broadcast in parenthesis), with a local broadcast schedule to follow soon:

Game 1: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 at Chicago (NBCSN Nationally FSN North locally)

Game 2: 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 3 at Chicago (NBCSN Nationally FSN North locally)

Game 3: 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5 at Xcel Energy Center (NBC)

Game 4: 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 at Xcel Energy Center (NBCSN Nationally FSN North locally)

*Game 5: TBD Thursday, May 9 at Chicago

*Game 6: TBD Saturday, May 11 at Xcel Energy Center

*Game 7: TBD Sunday, May 12 at Chicago

*if necessary

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