Blues' first-round TV schedule announced

The Blues' first-round playoff series against the Blackhawks starts Thursday on FOX Sports Midwest, beginning with a one-hour pregame show. Five games are scheduled on FOX Sports Midwest, two on NBC.

FOX Sports Midwest is scheduled to air five of a potential seven games between the Blues and Blackhawks.

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ST. LOUIS -- FOX Sports Midwest, the TV home of St. Louis Blues hockey, is scheduled to televise Games 1, 3, 4, 5* and 7* of the Blues' first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against Chicago. Games 2 and 6* are scheduled for NBC.

The series starts at 7 p.m. Thursday on FOX Sports Midwest. Live coverage begins at 6 p.m. with an extended edition of the Blues Live pregame show, which will include portions of the pep rally outside Scottrade Center.

The five games on FOX Sports Midwest will air on FOX Sports Midwest's main channel in the St. Louis market and on DirecTV, Dish and AT&T U-verse.

Outside the St. Louis market, those games will air on FOX Sports Midwest Plus or an alternate channel.

Coverage of games on FOX Sports Midwest starts and ends with the Blues Live pregame and postgame shows. FOX Sports Midwest also plans to air Blues postgame shows following the two games on NBC.

PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

DATE GAME TIME (CT) TV
Thursday, April 17 Game 1 vs. Chicago 7 p.m. FOX Sports Midwest, NBCSN
Saturday, April 19
Game 2 vs. Chicago 2 p.m. NBC
Monday, April 21 Game 3 at Chicago 7:30 p.m. FOX Sports Midwest, CNBC
Wednesday, April 23
Game 4 at Chicago 8:30 p.m. FOX Sports Midwest, NBCSN
*Friday, April 25 Game 5 vs. Chicago 7 p.m. FOX Sports Midwest, NBCSN
*Sunday, April 27
Game 6 at Chicago 2 p.m. NBC
*Tuesday, April 29
Game 7 vs. Chicago TBD FOX Sports Midwest, TBD

*If necessary

Schedule subject to change