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UPDATE: NHL announces start times for Blues vs Stars series

Puck drops at 8:30 p.m. for Game 1 on Thursday, then the Blues will host an afternoon game on Saturday

April 23, 2019 - 3:27 pm

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The St. Louis Blues opponent for the 2nd Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs has been set and now so have the start times for Games 1 through 5. 

Game 1 against the Dallas Stars will be at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The complete Round 2 schedule has not yet been determined, but the NHL and Blues have released the times for most of the games:

Games 1 and 2 will be played in St. Louis, beginning with Thursday's game at 8:30 p.m. and then Saturday will be a 2 p.m. puck drop.

Games 3 and 4 will be played at American Airlines Center in Dallas and both games will begin at 7 p.m. If necessary, Game 5 will be played at Enterprise Center at 8:30 p.m.


Game 6 will return to Dallas, and Game 7 would be played in St. Louis – but those times have not yet been determined by the NHL

The Blues defeated the Winnipeg Jets in six games to advance, while the Stars took down the Nashville Predators also in six games. 

Related: Hometown goalie Ben Bishop, Stars coming to St. Louis for Round 2

This means St. Louis will welcome home goalie Ben Bishop, a Vezina Trophy finalist who had a playoff career-high 47 saves to finish off the Predators, will be facing his hometown team, and the one that drafted him 14 years ago.

"I've been trying not to think about it, obviously trying to worry about this series,'' Bishop said. "It kind of gets a smile.''

If Vegas wins Game 7 at San Jose in the remaining first-round Western Conference series Tuesday night, all four lower seeds will have advanced.

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