May 13, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Travis Wood throws a pitch against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Da Windy City Chronicle: Blackhawks-Red Wings Schedule, Travis Wood's Dominance and More

The Chicago Blackhawks start their second round series with the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday. On Monday, the NHL announced the second round schedule for the series between the two teams.

  • Game 1: Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. in the United Center 
  • Game 2: Saturday, May 18 at 12 p.m. in the United Center
  • Game 3: Monday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Joe Louis Arena
  • Game 4: Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. in the Joe Louis Arena 
  • Game 5 (if necessary): Saturday, May 25 at the United Center
  • Game 6 (if necessary): Monday, May 27 at the Joe Louis Arena
  • Game 7 (if necessary): Wednesday, May 29 at the United Center 
The Blackhawks won all four games against the Red Wings during the regular season. That being said, it is important that the Blackhawks realize that their regular season record against the Red Wings is meaningless during the Stanley Cup playoffs. That being said, the Blackhawks are the clear favorites in this series and should advance to Western Conference finals.

Speaking of regular season success, that is what starting pitcher Travis Wood is currently having for the Chicago Cubs. Wood had his eighth consecutive quality start this season for the Cubs on Monday. Wood pitched seven scoreless innings while only allowing 2 hits. That was all the Cubs’ offense needed as the team scored 9 runs on 14 hits and defeated the Colorado Rockies 9-1 on Monday. Alfonso Soriano hit his fourth home run of the season during the Cubs’ victory on Monday.

The Chicago White Sox continued their struggles on Monday against the Minnesota Twins. White Sox starting pitcher Hector Santiago allowed 6 runs ( 3 unearned) on 8 hits and 1 walk while pitching 5.2 innings. White Sox reliever Deunte Heath struggled as well allowing 4 runs in his only inning of work. The White Sox simply did not have the offensive production to match the Twins’ 10-run effort. Alex Rios drove 2 of the team’s three runs.

Tags: Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Cubs Chicago White Sox Detroit Red Wings Hector Santiago Travis Wood

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