We were all hoping that it wouldn't come to this, but alas, Patrick Kane's double overtime goal has forced the Blues and the Hawks to game six, at the very least, in Chicago. We all assumed that this game'd be Saturday, but what time?
Well, it's a later than usual one, but at least the puck drop is at a reasonable time. On a Saturday. Because why would you schedule it to be at a decent time during the week? It's not like games could end at 12:30, right?
Saturday's slate looks like this:
- Rangers at Penguins, Game 5 (!) - 2:00 Central, NBC
- Predators at Ducks, Game 5 (also !) - 5:00 Central, NBCSN
- Blues at Blackhawks, Game 6 - 7:00 Central, NBC.
Somehow or another, the first round's best series (and probably marquee Western Conference matchup) has gotten four start times that are practically West Coast game start times for those of us in the Eastern Time Zone, and they have also played more games than anyone else playing on Saturday. Can someone explain the first round scheduling to me?