Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup playoffs game will begin at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. ET on April 17, 2014. The Blackhawks will be visiting the Blues at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Information on how to watch the Blackhawks vs. Blues game on live stream free can be found below.
The Blues (52-23-7) won the first three games in the regular season and Blackhawks (46-21-15) the final two - 4 to 0 on March 19 and 4-2 on April 6. While the focus will be on St. Louis' physical intensity against the speed and skills of Chicago, the coaches Chicago's Joel Quenneville and St. Louis' Ken Hitchcock will be battling game plays.
"We're both very much tilted toward the analytical side of coaching, so we study things that we feel are important, that are kind of advanced stats," Hitchcock said, according to NHL.com. "[Quenneville] uses that in a big way, the way he plays his players, the way he coordinates his lines, the way he sends guys out there gives them the best chance for success, and we do the same with our guys. It's important for us to have the right players on the ice at the right time."
Chicago is fully stocked heading into the postseason. ... St. Louis forwards David Backes (foot), Vladimir Sobotka (lower body), Derek Roy (upper body), Brenden Morrow (foot) and Vladimir Tarasenko (thumb), and defensemen Barret Jackman (undisclosed) and Alex Pietrangelo (undisclosed) will play. Forwards T.J. Oshie (upper body) and Patrik Berglund (upper body) are out.
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Blackhawks vs. Blues game will be televised nationally on NBC Sports and CBC, and locally on Comcast SportsNet Chicago (CSNC) and Fox Sports Midwest (FSMW). Online free live stream can also be accessed through NBCSports.com/LiveExtra.