The Chicago Blackhawks and Phoenix Coyotes will begin their first-round series on Thursday night in Glendale, as the NHL released its first-round schedules on Sunday afternoon.
Phoenix will host Games 1 and 2 on Thursday and Saturday; both games have 9 p.m. central time starts. The Blackhawks will host Games 3 and 4 on April 17 and April 19 respectively at the United Center. Game 3 is slated for an 8 p.m. start and Game 4 for 7 p.m. Game 5 will be back in Glendale on April 21. Game 6, if necessary, is April 23 in Chicago; Game 7, if necessary, is April 25 in Glendale.