Oct 26, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke (24) and Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) fight for the puck during the second period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Playoffs 2014, Wild at Blackhawks live stream: Watch Game 1 online

After easily making their way past the Minnesota Wild a year ago during their Stanley Cup run, the Chicago Blackhawks must now face off against Minnesota once again and this time it is in the Western Conference semifinals.

While the Blackhawks should have the edge, they are aware that the Wild are a completely different team this season and it should make for an interesting season.

“It is definitely a different team,” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said, via ESPN.com. “You got to commend them on how they played at the end of the year to get themselves in the playoffs. Had a great run and had a lot of momentum going into that series, and they played a great series.”

How can you tune in for the opening game of the Western Conference series between the Wild and Blackhawks on Friday night? Here is all of the information that you will need to to tune in to the action from the moment the puck drops.

Date: Friday, May 2
Start Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Venue: United Center
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
Series Record: Series tied, 0-0

Series schedule:

Friday, May 2 9:30 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago NBCSN, TSN, RDS
Sunday, May 4 3 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago NBC, TSN, RDS
Tuesday, May 6 9 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota CNBC, TSN, RDS2
Friday, May 9 TBD Chicago at Minnesota TSN
*Sunday, May 11 TBD Minnesota at Chicago TSN
*Tuesday, May 13 TBD Chicago at Minnesota TSN
*Thursday, May 15 TBD Minnesota at Chicago TSN

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Who do you think will come out on top Friday night when the Wild and Blackhawks face off? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts and predictions.

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