The St. Louis Blues lost their grip on the Central Division lead during the final week of the 2013-14 NHL season, and they’ll be forced to take on the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round as a result. The road to the Stanley Cup likely leads through Chicago though, so this is a matchup that the Blues should want.
The league has released the viewing schedule for the entire first round. Here’s the breakdown for the Blues vs Blackhawks series.
Game One: April 17 at 8:00 P.M. ET on NBCSN, CSN-CH and FS-MW
Game Two: April 19 at 3:00 P.M. ET on NBC
Game Three: April 21 at 8:30 P.M. ET on CNBC, CSN-CH and FS-MW
Game Four: April 23 at 9:30 P.M. ET on NBCSN, CSN-CH and FS-MW
Game Five*: April 25 at 8:00 P.M. ET on NBCSN, CSN-CH and FS-MW
Game Six*: April 27 at 3:00 P.M. ET on NBC
Game Seven*: April 29 at (Start Time to be determined) on CSN-CH and FS-MW
* denotes games that may or may not be necessary.
In a first round that is chock full of premier matchups, St. Louis vs Chicago is primed to be one of the most entertaining. The ‘Hawks are the defending Stanley Cup champions, and they are standing between the Blues and a chance at that ultimate prize. These are two of the most intense and dedicated fanbases in the league, and the series should be a blast.
Feel free to save this page as a reference guide to use throughout the first round. We’ll update it with any changes as the become available.