Blackhawks-Coyotes starts Thursday

Updated: April 8, 2012, 1:47 PM ET
By Jesse Rogers |

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks will open their 2012 Stanley Cup quarterfinal best-of-seven playoff series against the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday, April 12 at 9 p.m. CST in Glendale, Ariz.

Here is the complete series schedule announced by the league on Sunday. All times are CST:

Game 1: Thursday at 9 p.m., at Arena

Game 2: Saturday at 9 p.m., at Arena

Game 3: April 17 at 8 p.m., at the United Center

Game 4: April 19 at 7 p.m., at the United Center.

Game 5*: April 21 at 9 p.m., at Arena

Game 6*: April 23, TBD, at the United Center

Game 7*: April 25, TBD, at Arena

*if necessary

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Chicago Cubs beat reporter
Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers the Chicago Cubs for and ESPN Radio 1000.