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Updated Blackhawks First Round Playoff Schedule

04/13/2009 7:00 PM - From (link)

Please note the following most current updates to the Western Conference Quarterfinals (Series H) schedule between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Calgary Flames.

Game Date Time (CT) Venue Local TV/Network Local Radio
Game 1 Thu., April 16 7:30 P.M. United Center CSN/TSN, VERSUS WGN
Game 2 Sat., April 18 8:00 P.M. United Center CSN/TSN WGN
Game 3 Mon., April 20 8:30 P.M. Pengrowth Saddledome CSN/TSN, VERSUS WGN
Game 4 Wed., April 22 9:00 P.M. Pengrowth Saddledome CSN/TSN, VERSUS WGN
Game 5* Sat., April 25 8:00 P.M. United Center CSN/TSN, RIS TBA
Game 6* Mon., April 27 TBA Pengrowth Saddledome CSN/TSN WGN
Game 7* Wed., April 29 TBA United Center CSN/TSN WGN

All times are Central, home games are in bold. Games 5, 6 and 7 are if necessary. Local TV/Radio: (CSN: Comcast SportsNet Chicago; WGN: News/Talk 720 WGN Radio)

Game 2 of the series at the United Center on Saturday, April 18, will start at 8:00 P.M, after previously being listed as “TBA,” while Game 4 at the Pengrowth Saddledome on Wednesday, April 22, will start at 9:00 P.M., after previously being listed as “TBA.” Game 5 (if necessary) at the United Center on Saturday, April 25, will start at 8:00 P.M., not 9:00 P.M., as previously listed. The start times for Games 6 and 7 are still to be determined.

The Blackhawks are the fourth-seed in the Western Conference, marking the first time since the first round of the 1996 Stanley Cup Playoffs (also against Calgary) the team has home-ice advantage in a postseason series. Chicago swept the regular-season series against Calgary, winning all four games in regulation, while holding a 19-7 scoring advantage. The Blackhawks have faced the Flames three times before the Stanley Cup Playoffs, which includes posting a 4-games-to-0 series sweep in the 1996 Western Conference Quarterfinals. Calgary defeated Chicago, 3-games-to-0, in the 1981 Preliminary Round and notched a 4-games-to-1 series win in the 1989 Campbell Conference Finals.