Tuesday April 14th, 2015

The Nashville Predators will face the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.

The Predators are the No. 2 seed and the Blackhawks are the No. 3 seed.

Nashville finished second in the Central division with a 47-25-10 record, while Chicago finished third with a 48-28-6 record.

The Predators rank ninth in the NHL with their 2.46 goals against per game average, while the Blackhawks rank second in that category at 2.24. 

Offensively, Nashville has averaged 2.76 goals per game, good for 14th in the league, while Chicago ranks 17th with 2.68. 

The Blackhawks made the Western Conference Finals last season, but fell to eventual champion Los Angeles in seven games. Chicago won the Stanley Cup in 2012-13. 


Game 1, at Nashville: Wednesday, 4/15, 8:30 p.m. ET

Game 2, at Nashville: Friday, 4/17, 9:30 p.m. ET

Game 3, at Chicago: Sunday, 4/19, 3 p.m. ET

Game 4, at Chicago: Tuesday, 4/21, 9:30 p.m. ET

Game 5, at Nashville: Thursday, 4/23, TBD

Game 6, at Chicago: Saturday, 4/25, TBD

Game 7, at Nashville: Monday, 4/27, TBD

Live stream: The series can be live streamed here.​

TV coverage:

Game 1: NBCSN, SN 360, TVA
Game 2: NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA
Game 3: NBC, Sportsnet, TVA
Game 4: NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA
Game 5: TBD
Game 6: TBD
Game 7: TBD

Radio: For a list of stations broadcasting the series, click here.​

Below is a list of recaps of the games the Predators and Blackhawks played during the regular season:​ 

Oct. 18: Blackhawks 2, Predators 1

Oct. 23: Predators 3, Blackhawks 2

Dec. 6: Blackhawks 3, Predators 1

Dec. 29: Blackhawks 5, Predators 4

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