(CBS) — The Chicago Blackhawks will open the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs in St. Louis against the Blues on Thursday at 8 p.m.
Chicago finished third in the Central Division, and St. Louis finished second after losing to Detroit on Sunday. The Colorado Avalanche finished first. The Blues will have home-ice advantage for the series.
The schedule is as follows:
Game 1: Chicago at St. Louis; Thursday, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
Game 2: Chicago at St. Louis; Saturday, 2 p.m. (NBC)
Game 3: St. Louis at Chicago; Monday, April 21, 7:30 p.m. (CNBC)
Game 4: St. Louis at Chicago, Wednesday, April 23, 8:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Game 5: Chicago at St. Louis; Friday, April 25, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)*
Game 6: St. Louis at Chicago; Sunday, April 27, 2 p.m. (NBC)*
Game 7: Chicago at St. Louis; Tuesday, April 29, time TBA (TBA)*
The Blackhawks had a 2-1-2 record against the Blues in the regular season. Both Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are expected to return to Chicago’s lineup for the start of the series.
* — If neccessary