Apr 26, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; The Stanley Cup logo on the ice prior to game five between the Detroit Red Wings and the Boston Bruins in the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
The NHL announced the first game of the Chicago Blackhawks Western Conference Finals matchup late Wednesday night. Game #1 will be played at 3pm eastern/2pm Central Sunday afternoon on NBC. Where is yet to be determined because the Los Angeles Kings extended the series last night with their 2-1 victory on home ice against the Anaheim Ducks.
If the Ducks win on home ice then they will host the Blackhawks Sunday afternoon at the Honda Center, but if the Kings win, the road team won both Game 7’s in the 2nd round of the playoff so far, then the Chicago Blackhawks will host Game #1 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday afternoon.
The Game 6 win by the Kings extends the series and hopefully gives Andrew Shaw enough time to get healed from his injury and back into the lineup on Sunday afternoon.
The rest of the Western Conference Finals will be announced after the Ducks/Kings Game #7 game is completed on Friday night. The Eastern Conference Finals first two games have been announced with Game 1 being played on Saturday and Game 2 being played Monday with the Montreal Canadiens having home ice advantage over the New York Rangers. It would be safe to say that Game #2 will be Tuesday but it is definite and the rest of the schedule including Montreal/New York will be announced Friday night.
Game #1 is Sunday afternoon at 2pm central where is TBA
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