Apr 9, 2013; St. Paul, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom (32) makes a save on defends Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane (88) during the third period at the Xcel Energy Center. The Blackhawks defeated the Wild 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Playoffs 2013, Blackhawks vs. Wild Game 1: Start Time, Live Stream, TV Schedule And More


The Chicago Blackhawks enter the NHL Playoffs the hottest team in hockey. They started the season in record setting fashion and haven’t looked back since. They’ve experienced some hiccups along the way, but for the most part the Blackhawks have remained hot and have yet to meet an opponent that has truly dominated them.

As for the Minnesota Wild, they’re returning to the playoffs after missing the postseason in consecutive seasons. The Wild spent big in the offseason to reel in top free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Sutter, which is a gamble that has paid off. Both Parise and Sutter have ben solid all season long, but it’s all about clicking. The Wild have bee sporadic when it comes to stringing together wins, and you can look no further than their 6-1 loss to the lowly Edmonton Oilers in a game they needed to win near the end of the season to see how hit and miss this team can be.

What time do the Blackhawks and Wild drop the puck? We’ve got all of the information you will need to know to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the action.

Start time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: Chicago, IL
Venue: United Center
TV Info: NBC Sports Network
Live Stream: NBC Extra Live (may be blacked out in your area)

Here is the schedule for today’s action:

Tuesday, April 30
Matchup Time (ET) Channel
Minnesota Wild at Chicago Blackhawks (Game 1) 8 p.m. NBC Sports Network
Los Angeles Kings at St. Louis Blues (Game 1) 8 p.m. CNBC
Detroit Red Wings at Anaheim Ducks (Game 1) 10:30 p.m. NBC Sports Network

We hope that you enjoy Tuesday’s action and check back in with FanSided.com throughout the day and duration of the playoffs as we keep you up to date with the latest news and rumors.