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Wild-Blackhawks playoff schedule finally announced

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Game 1 of the best-of-seven playoff series between the Minnesota Wild and Chicago Blackhawks is set for Friday at 8:30 p.m. in Chicago, the NHL announced Tuesday.

After days of waiting for clarity on when the series would begin, Wild fans can now plan their schedules appropriately around the red-hot Wild. Here's the full schedule:

  • Game 1 – Friday, 8:30 p.m. in Chicago
  • Game 2 – Sunday, 7:30 p.m. in Chicago
  • Game 3 – Tuesday, 7 p.m. in St. Paul
  • Game 4 – Thursday, 8:30 p.m. in St. Paul
  • Game 5 – Saturday, May 9 in Chicago (if necessary)
  • Game 6 – Monday, May 11 in St. Paul (if necessary)
  • Game 7 – Wednesday, May 13 in Chicago (if necessary)

The schedule confirms what Wild head coach Mike Yeo hinted at earlier Friday.

The Windy City is extra busy this week with the NFL Draft being held at a local auditorium and the Bulls are mixing it up with the Bucks in the NBA playoffs.

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