Wild-Blackhawks playoff schedule set; Game 1 is Friday

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Sunday, it was Bloody Mary mix. For the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, Wild fans best stock up on Red Bull and coffee beans.

After besting St. Louis in a six-game series — and clinching at home Sunday after head coach Mike Yeo deplored fans to consume "a couple of Bloody Marys with breakfast" — Minnesota will open the Western Conference semifinals with an 8:30 p.m. start against Chicago at the United Center. Two of the series’ first four games feature late, 8:30 p.m. starts, and Game 2 will face off at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

The Blackhawks have knocked the Wild out of the postseason each of the past two springs.

FOX Sports North will continue to provide pre- and postgame coverage for these nationally televised games. The full slate is below.

Friday, May 1, Minnesota at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 3, Minnesota at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 5, Chicago at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 7, Chicago at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m.
*Saturday, May 9, Minnesota at Chicago, TBD
*Monday, May 11, Chicago at Minnesota, TBD
*Wednesday, May 13, Minnesota at Chicago, TBD
*if necessary

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