Blues set to face Wild in first round of playoffs, Game 1 Thursday
ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 11: Alexander Steen #20 of the St. Louis Blues and Sean Bergenheim #23 of the Minnesota Wild battle for the puck on April 11, 2015 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Holly Jo Swan/NHLI via Getty Images)
(KMOV.com) -- After all the action Saturday night, the NHL playoff picture is finally set as the St. Louis Blues will play host to the Minnesota Wild in the first round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Anaheim Ducks beat the Arizona Coyotes Saturday night to secure their spot as the number one seed in the Western Conference putting the Blues in second place which pits them against the second Wild Card team. The Blues head into the series having just beaten the Wild 4-2 Saturday afternoon in their final regular season game. Over the entire regular season, the Blues and Wild split the six games each with two victories and one win in extra time.
The rest of the Western Conference playoff matches shake out like this:
Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Anaheim Ducks vs. Winnipeg Jets
Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames
Thursday, April 16: Minnesota at St. Louis, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 18: Minnesota at St. Louis, 2 p.m.
Monday, April 20: St. Louis at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 22: St. Louis at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m.
x-Friday, April 24: Minnesota at St. Louis, TBA
x-Sunday, April 26: St. Louis at Minnesota, TBA
x-Wednesday, April 29: Minnesota at St. Louis, TBA