NHL releases the schedule for the Blackhawks-Predators first round playoff series

NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 04: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates against the Nashville Predators during an NHL game at Bridgestone Arena on March 4, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Ronald C. Modra/NHL/Getty Images)

CHICAGO – Fans had to wait a little longer than they may have liked on Sunday night, but finally the Blackhawks know when they’ll start their quest for a seventh Stanley Cup championship.

The NHL released the schedule for the team’s first round series with the Nashville Predators just before Midnight Sunday.

Joel Quenneville’s team will open the series at home on Thursday night at 7 PM. Game 2 comes at the same time on Saturday night.

When the series shifts to Nashville, Game 3 will faceoff later at 8:30 PM at Bridgestone Arena on Monday, April 17th with Game 4 coming Thursday at a time that’s yet to be determined.

A potential 5th game would be on Saturday, April 22nd at the United Center with Game 6 back in Nashville on Monday, April 24th. If necessary, a winner-take-all seventh game would be on Wednesday, April 26th at the United Center.

Below is the entire schedule.

Game
Date
Time (CT)
Venue
Local TV
Local Radio
Game 1
Thur., April 13
7 p.m.
United Center
CSN
WGN AM-720
Game 2
Sat., April 15
7 p.m.
United Center
NBC
WGN AM-720
Game 3
Mon., April 17
8:30 p.m.
Bridgestone Arena
CSN
WGN AM-720
Game 4
Thur., April 20
TBD
Bridgestone Arena
TBD
WGN AM-720
Game 5*
Sat., April 22
TBD
United Center
TBD
WGN AM-720
Game 6*
Mon., April 24
TBD
Bridgestone Arena
TBD
WGN AM-720
Game 7*
Wed., April 26
TBD
United Center
TBD
WGN AM-720