NHL announces Western Conference semifinals schedule

1:36 PM, Apr 25, 2012   |    comments
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New York, NY (Sports Network) - The National Hockey League announced the schedule for the first four games of the Western Conference Semifinals on Wednesday.

The semifinal round will feature the fourth-seeded Nashville Predators against the third-seeded Phoenix Coyotes, while the other semifinal series pits the eighth-seeded Los Angeles Kings against the second-seeded St. Louis Blues.

Phoenix and Nashville will get underway with Game 1 on Friday, April 27, with game two on Sunday, April 29. Both games will be played in Glendale, Arizona. Games 3 and 4 will be on Wednesday, May 2 and Friday, May 4 respectively, both at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

Los Angeles and St. Louis will commence on Saturday, April 28, and Game 2 will be Monday, April 30. Both games will be played at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The series shifts to Staples Center in Los Angeles for Games 3 and 4 on Thursday, May 3 and Sunday, May 6 respectively.

Nashville took care of the Detroit Red Wings in five games, while the Coyotes knocked out the Chicago Blackhawks in six games. Los Angeles ousted the President's Trophy-winning Vancouver Canucks in five games, while the Blues vanquished the San Jose Sharks, 4-1.

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