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Blackhawks vs. Predators Game 1 start time, lineups, and how to watch

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You’ll be able to choose between local and national coverage for the series opener.

NHL: Nashville Predators at Chicago Blackhawks Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks host the Nashville Predators for Game 1 of their first-round series Thursday night at the United Center. The game starts at 7 p.m. CT and will be broadcast nationally in the United States on NBCSN.

The Blackhawks enter the playoffs as the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference after their second 50-win season in franchise history. The team has Artem Anisimov coming back into the fold after missing some time due to injury, and that solidifies a strong top nine that should give the Predators trouble from the first minute.

For those looking to stream the game, you’ll actually have two options provided you have the proper login credentials. NBC Sports will be providing its national coverage here, and CSN Chicago will be providing local coverage here if you’d prefer the dulcet tones of Pat Foley and Eddie Olczyk.

Here’s the complete info to catch the game.

How to watch Blackhawks-Predators Game 1

Time: 7 p.m. CT
Location: United Center, Chicago
TV: NBCSN, CSN Chicago
Radio: WGN AM 720
National Live Stream: NBC Sports (Announcers: Kenny Albert and Pierre McGuire)
Local Live Stream: CSN Chicago (Announcers: Pat Foley and Eddie Olczyk)

Projected lines for Game 4

Position Blackhawks Predators
Position Blackhawks Predators
F1 Schmaltz-Toews-Hossa Forsberg-Johansen-Arvidsson
F2 Panarin-Anisimov-Kane Zolnierczyk-Fisher-Watson
F3 Rasmussen-Kruger-Panik Fiala-Jarnkrok-Neal
F4 Hartman-Kero-Tootoo Aberg-Sissons-Smith
D1 Keith-Hjalmarsson Josi-Ellis
D2 Campbell-Seabrook Ekholm-Subban
D3 Kempny-TVR Irwin-Bitetto
Goaltender Corey Crawford Pekka Rinne