Apr 6, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) is pursued by St. Louis Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz (9) during the third period at the United Center. Chicago won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

It's Official: The Chicago Blackhawks will take on the St. Louis Blues.

Heading into Sunday, the Chicago Blackhawks were tentatively scheduled to play the St. Louis Blues in the first round of the playoffs. The Blues who had an 8 point lead over Colorado in March, faded down the stretch. On Sunday the Blues and Avalanche were tied at 111 points, however, the Avalanche held the tie breaker. Both teams were scheduled to play on Sunday. The Blues would take the Detroit Wings early in the day, while Avalanche would close out the night against the Anaheim Ducks.

The floundering Blues continued to struggle. They fell to the Red Wings 3-0. They lost their last six games in a row to end the regular season.  The Blues fell from first in the Central Division to second. The Blues will have home ice advantage against the Blackhawks.

The Blackhawks will face the Blues starting on Thursday in St. Louis.  On the season the Blackhawks were 2-1-2 against the Blues. Their last matchup was on April 6th at the United Center. The Blackhawks were a 4-2 winner on April 6th.

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