Coyotes' first-round schedule released

Published Apr. 8, 2012 11:18 a.m. ET

The NHL announced Sunday the schedule for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, with the third-seeded Coyotes opening play at home against the sixth-seeded Blackhawks on Thursday.

The Phoenix-Chicago series will be televised locally on FOX Sports Arizona and nationally in the United States on NBC Sports Network and CNBC. It will also be broadcast in Canada on TSN.
Below is the complete schedule for the series (all times Arizona time):
Game 1 (at Phoenix): Thursday, April 12, 7 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona/NBC Sports/TSN  
Game 2 (at Phoenix): Saturday, April 14, 7 p.m., NBC Sports/TSN
Game 3 (at Chicago): Tuesday, April 17, 6 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona/CNBC/TSN   
Game 4 (at Chicago): Thursday, April 19, 5 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona/CNBC/TSN   
Game 5 (at Phoenix, if necessary): Saturday, April 21, 7 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona/NBC Sports/TSN   
Game 6 (at Chicago, if necessary): Monday, April 23, TBD, FOX Sports Arizona/TBD                        
Game 7 (at Phoenix, if necessary): Wednesday, April 25, TBD, FOX Sports Arizona/TBD   
Single-game tickets for the Coyotes' first-round home games are now on sale, and the Coyotes are encouraging fans to wear white as part of the traditional playoff WhiteOut at Arena.