Apr 6, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) is pursued by St. Louis Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz (9) during the third period at the United Center. Chicago won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Playoffs 2014, Blackhawks at Blues: live stream, start time, TV info and more

The Chicago Blackhawks start off their Stanley Cup defense on Thursday night on the road against the St. Louis Blues. Chicago was injured down the stretch, but they are expected to get Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews back, which could lead to a difficult outing for netminder Ryan Miller.

Blues coach Ken Hitchcock understands the challenge ahead, and he is hoping for a big performance from Miller in goal.

We’re going to need our goalie to be great,” Hitchcock said, via ESPN.com. “He’s shown the ability to get into people’s heads if he plays the way he can.”

It is going to be one of the most intriguing of the first-round match ups, so we will have to see who gets the upper hand after Game 1.

How can you tune in to tonight’s meeting in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs? Here is all the information you will need to catch all of the action between the Blackhawks and Blues on Thursday night:

Date: Thursday, April 17
Start Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Venue: Scottrade Center
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
Series Record: Tied, 0-0

Series Schedule:

TIME (ET)    vs.    NETWORKS
Thursday, April 17 8 p.m. Chicago at St. Louis NBCSN, CBC
Saturday, April 19 3 p.m. Chicago at St. Louis NBC, CBC
Monday, April 21 8:30 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago CNBC, CBC
Wednesday, April 23 9:30 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago NBCSN, CBC
*Friday, April 25 8 p.m. Chicago at St. Louis NBCSN, CBC
*Sunday, April 27 3 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago NBC, CBC
*Tuesday, April 29 TBD Chicago at St. Louis CBC

Playoff Bracket:


Who do you think will start off their Stanley Cup run with a big win on Thursday night? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts and predictions.

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