The St. Louis Blues will open the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis when they host the Chicago Blackhawks. This is a best of seven series with the Blues having home ice advantage if the series goes the full seven games (see schedule below). The Blues-Blackhawks match-ups represent one of the best rivalries in hockey and both teams really don’t like each other. Here are five facts regarding this match-up:

1..This is the tenth time these two teams have met in the playoffs.

2..Chicago has won 7 of the 10 series played with the Blues

3..This is the first meeting between the two teams since 2002.

4..The Blues have won 3 of the 5 games played between the two teams this regular season

5..Chicago has won 5 Stanley Cup titles and the Blues have never won the cup in their history.

Here is the schedule for the first-round series of the Western Conference playoffs between the Blues and the Chicago Blackhawks (all times are CDT):

Game 1 in St. Louis: Thursday, April 17, 7 p.m., FSM(Fox Sports Midwest); NBC Sports Network

Game 2 in St. Louis: Saturday, April 19, 2 p.m., NBC

Game 3 in Chicago: Monday, April 21, 7:30 p.m., FSM; CNBC

Game 4 in Chicago: Wednesday, April 23, 8:30 p.m., FSM; NBCSN

Game 5 in St. Louis (if necessary): Friday, April 25, 7 p.m., FSM; NBCSN

Game 6 in Chicago (if necessary): Sunday, April 27, 2 p.m., NBC

Game 7 in St. Louis (if necessary): Tuesday, April 29, Time TBA; FSM

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