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Hawks will open playoffs vs. Minnesota

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St. Louis Blues forward Jaden Schwartz scores past Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Carter Hutton in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee)

Chicago Blackhawks' Ben Smith (28) is congratulated by teammates Ryan Stanton (55), Shawn Lalaonde (42), Jimmy Hayes (39) and Jeremy Morin (11) after he scored a goal in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, Saturday, April 27, 2013 in St. Louis. The Blues beat the Blackhawks 3-1. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

Chicago Blackhawks goalie Carter Hutton (33) makes a save in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, Saturday, April 27, 2013 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

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The Blackhawks had little to play for Saturday night at St. Louis, but that wasn't the case for the rest of the teams in the Western Conference. The Hawks will meet Minnesota in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs after the Wild beat Colorado 3-1 in Denver. The best-of-seven series is expected to start on Wednesday at the United Center.
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    • St. Louis Blues forward Jaden Schwartz scores past Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Carter Hutton in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee)
    • Chicago Blackhawks' Ben Smith (28) is congratulated by teammates Ryan Stanton (55), Shawn Lalaonde (42), Jimmy Hayes (39) and Jeremy Morin (11) after he scored a goal in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, Saturday, April 27, 2013 in St. Louis. The Blues beat the Blackhawks 3-1. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)
    • Chicago Blackhawks goalie Carter Hutton (33) makes a save in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, Saturday, April 27, 2013 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)
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