The schedule has yet to be announced for the series in because the United Center co-tennant Chicago Bulls are failing to close out their first-round series. The Hawks have home-ice advantage, so the first two games will be held at the UC.
Elsewhere in the playoffs, the Washington Capitals eliminated the New York Islanders in a thrilling Game 7. It's nice knowing the last game played at Nassau Coliseum was an Islander win. The Tampa Bay Lightning also forced a Game 7 with the Detroit Red Wings for Wednesday.
Four down, 12 to go for the Hawks.
Here's the latest news:
**Corey Crawford to start Game 1 for Blackhawks vs. Wild (SCH)
**Bryan Bickell not scoring goals, but ready to breakout (SCH)
**Blackhawks' Desjardins hoping friends in Nepal found safe (CSN Chicago)
**Toews, Blackhawks ready for formidable challenge vs. Devan Dubnyk-led Wild (Sun-Times)
**Color Kris Versteeg a possible scratch vs. Wild (Daily Herald)
**Kuznetsov, Capitals win Game 7 against Islanders (Japers' Rink)
**Johnson, Lightning top Red Wings to force Game 7 (Raw Charge)
**VIDEP: Petr Mrazek robs Brian Boyle (Winging It In Motown)
**Predators' Shea Weber has surgery on dislocated kneecap (NHL)
**Drew Doughty, Erik Karlsson, PK Subban named Norris finalists (Silver Seven)
**Hall of Famer Marcel Pronovost dies at 84 (Windsor Star)
**Las Vegas Black Knights concept Jersey (The Hockey Writers)
**Give it up, hockey isn't returning to Houston (Houston Press)