Stanley Cup Playoffs: Full schedule for Blackhawks vs. Predators
Dates, starting time, television coverage of the first round, which begins Wednesday.
The Chicago Blackhawks will open the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Nashville Predators at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday night in Nashville at Bridgestone Arena.
Chicago will play Games 1 and 2 on the road, then return to the United Center for Games 3 and 4, which will be April 19 and 21. If necessary, Game 5 will be played April 23 in Nashville, Game 6 on April 25 in Chicago and Game 7 on April 27 in Nashville, with times to be determined.
In four meetings this season, the Hawks topped the Preds three times. The teams have not met since Dec. 29 when the Hawks won 5-4 in a shootout.
CSN will air Games 1, 2 and 4, as well as 5 and 7 (if necessary) of the opening-round series.
Below are dates, starting times, national television coverage of the first round:
|Wednesday, April 15||7:30 p.m.||Chicago at Nashville||NBCSN, CSN, SN 360, TVA Sports|
|Friday, April 17||8:30 p.m.||Chicago at Nashville||NBCSN, CSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports|
|Sunday, April 19||2 p.m.||Nashville at Chicago||NBC, Sportsnet, TVA Sports|
|Tuesday, April 21||8:30 p.m.||Nashville at Chicago||NBCSN, CSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports|
|*Thursday, April 23||TBD||Chicago at Nashville||CSN|
|*Satday, April 25||TBD||Nashville at Chicago||NBC|
|*Monday, April 27||TBD||Chicago at Nashville||CSN|
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