The Minnesota Wild and Chicago Blackhawks open play in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Friday night in Chicago.

The National Hockey League on Tuesday released the schedule for the Western Conference semi-finals. The face-off for game one in Chicago Friday night is scheduled at 8:30 Central time. Game two, also in Chicago, is scheduled Sunday evening beginning at 7:30.

The following two games will be played at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, beginning Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Game four will be Thursday night at 8:30, while the best-of-seven series will shift back to Chicago Saturday, May 9th, assuming a fifth game will be needed.

The scheduled start of that game has not been announced. If the series continues to a sixth game, it would be played in St. Paul on Tuesday, May 11th. Game seven, if necessary, would be on May 13th and Chicago. They start times are currently listed as ". To Be Determined"

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