Chicago Blackhawks vs. Minnesota Wild: Preview and Prediction for Second Round

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Chicago Blackhawks vs. Minnesota Wild: Preview and Prediction for Second Round
DAVID BANKS/Associated Press

The Chicago Blackhawks and the Minnesota Wild will meet in the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, after Minnesota emerged victorious in a thrilling 5-4 overtime victory over Colorado on Wednesday night.

The Wild ground out their first playoff series win since 2003 by finally winning a game on the road, a feat neither team had done prior to Game 7, in their back-and-forth series against the Avalanche

The Blackhawks come roaring into the second round behind four straight victories over the St. Louis Blues. The Hawks dispatched their rival in six games, after falling behind in the series 2-0.

Chicago eliminated Minnesota in five games last season in their conference quarterfinal matchup, en route to a Stanley Cup title. The Wild won the season series this year 3-1-1, against Chicago's mark of 2-3-0.

Here's a look at the schedule and broadcast information for the upcoming series:

 

Schedule                                                                           National TV

Game 1 Friday, May 2: Wild @ Blackhawks, 8:30 PM CT, NBCSN

Game 2 Sunday, May 4: Wild @ Blackhawks, 2:00 PM CT, NBC

Game 3 Tuesday, May 6: Blackhawks @ Wild, 8:00 PM CT, CNBC

Game 4 Friday, May 9: Blackhawks @ Wild, TBD

Game 5* Sunday, May 11: Wild @ Blackhawks, TBD

Game 6* Tuesday, May 13: Blackhawks @ Wild, TBD

Game 7* Thursday, May 15: Wild @ Blackhawks, TBD

 

*IF NECESSARY 

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