NHL - Coyotes, Predators open second round

Wed, 25 Apr 21:59:00 2012

The second round of the NHL playoffs start on Friday when the third-seed Phoenix Coyotes host the fourth-seed Nashville Predators.

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The second-seed St. Louis Blues host the eighth-seed Los Angeles Kings in the opening game of their Western Conference semi-final on Saturday.

The NHL only released the dates for the first four games of each best-of-seven Western Conference series and said they will provide the full schedule after the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs ends on Thursday.

Western Conference semi-final schedule

April 27 - Nashville at Phoenix

April 29 - Nashville at Phoenix

May 2 - Phoenix at Nashville

May 4 - Phoenix at Nashville

TBD - Nashville at Phoenix (if necessary)

TBD - Phoenix at Nashville (if necessary)

TBD - Nashville at Phoenix (if necessary)

April 28 - Los Angeles at St Louis

April 30 - Los Angeles at St Louis

May 3 - St Louis at Los Angeles

May 6 - St Louis at Los Angeles

TBD - Los Angeles at St. Louis (if necessary)

TBD - St. Louis at Los Angeles (if necessary)

TBD - Los Angeles at St. Louis (if necessary)

Reuters

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