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
TV Info: NBCSN
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
Series Record: Tied, 0-0
|DATE ||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|
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.