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Corey Crawford will be the Chicago Blackhawks starter when they host the Minnesota Wild in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals.

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)

**Eulogy: Remembering the 2014-15 Nashville Predators (Puck Daddy)

**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)

**Jonas Hiller will be Flames' starter against Ducks (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**Rangers Mats Zuccarello out indefinitely with upper-body (Blueshirt Banter)

**Las Vegas Black Knights concept Jersey (The Hockey Writers)

**Give it up, hockey isn't returning to Houston (Houston Press)

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