Brian Kelly @brpkelly
ST. LOUIS (KMOX)-The St. Louis Blues now know who they’ll be facing in the first round of the NHL’s Stanley Cup Playoffs, and when.
By virtue of their second place finish in the Western Conference standings, the Blues will face the first wild-card team, the Minnesota Wild in the best-of-seven opening round series.  Game one is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Scottrade Center.
The Blues will have home-ice advantage in the first and second rounds. The first round schedule is as follows:
First-Round Schedule (all times CST)
Game 1: Thursday, April 16 at 8:30 p.m. at Scottrade Center 
Game 2: Saturday, April 18 at 2 p.m. at Scottrade Center
Game 3: Monday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at Xcel Energy Center
Game 4: Wednesday, April 22 at 8:30 p.m. at Xcel Energy Center
*Game 5: Friday, April 24 (time TBD) at Scottrade Center
*Game 6: Sunday, April 26 (time TBD) at Xcel Energy Center
 
*Game 7: Wednesday, April 29 (time TBD) at Scottrade Center
  *If necessary
 Single-game tickets for the first-round games are available at the Blues website, http://www.stlouisblues.com
It’ll be the first time the Blues and Wild will meet in the playoffs. The Blues and Wild split their four regular season games, including the Blues 4-2 win over Minnesota in Saturday’s regular season finale.
You’ll be able to hear all Blues playoff games on either KMOX 1120 AM, or Y98-FM.
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