Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw is prepared to play back-to-back games against the Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference finals this weekend, but that doesn’t mean he prefers it that way.

“Both of us are coming off Game 7s, so a day in between would be nice,” Shaw said Saturday morning at the United Center. “The shortened season and everything that's happened this season, they just want to get it done with, just fly through the playoffs there.”

The Blackhawks and Kings square off in Game 1 at 4 p.m. on Saturday and will take the ice again for Game 2 at 7 p.m. on Sunday. It’s the first time either team has played back-to-back games in the playoffs this season.

The Blackhawks were 20-2-2 in back-to-back games during the regular season, and the Kings were 10-4-2.

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said he was treating Game 1 by itself and would only alter that plan if Saturday’s game dictated that.