It’s not really official, but Chicago Blackhawks fans should probably mark their calendars anyway. According to The Orange County Register, as well as rumors spreading like wildfire in the Twittersphere, Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals between the ’Hawks and Anaheim Ducks will take place Sunday at 2 p.m. (Central) at the Honda Center. The guess is that Game 2 would be contested the following Tuesday, with the NHL/NBC likely desiring to utilize an every-other-night model for both conference finals in order to show hockey every night until one series concludes.
Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf reported on a radio show Wednesday that he expects the series to start Sunday, which adds a little more credibility to the rumors. Mark Lazerus, one of the Chicago Sun-Times’ beat writers, also posted this tweet Wednesday suggesting the series is likely to begin Sunday.
Are you happy with the apparent series start date and time? Leave your thoughts below.
More from Blackhawk Up
- Blackhawks: Three Noticeable Improvements in Comeback Win vs Blues
- Blackhawks: Key Takeaways from 3-2 win over the Blues
- Blackhawks: Grading Connor Murphy and a position comparison
- Blackhawks: Shuffling the lines to try and spark offense at 5 on 5
- These Lineup Changes could Solve the Blackhawks’ Scoring Problem