2012 NHL Playoffs: Second Round Series, TV Listings and Schedules

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The Stanley Cup Playoffs continue this evening with the opening of the second round.
The Stanley Cup Playoffs continue this evening with the opening of the second round.

The first round of the NHL playoffs was as wild and unpredictable as ever.

The President's Trophy Winners, the Vancouver Canucks were bounced in five games by an upstart LA Kings squad. The defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins were shown the door as well by a revamped Washington Capitals.

There are just eight teams left in the chase for one of professional sports most storied trophies, the Stanley Cup. The second round kicks off Friday night with the Nashville Predators taking on the Phoenix Coyotes at 9 p.m. on the NBC Sports Network.

Here are the conference semifinal matchups, dates, times and where to watch, courtesy of the NHL:

EASTERN CONFERENCE

1. New York Rangers vs. 7. Washington Capitals

Game 1 -              Sat. April 28, Washington at New York, 3 p.m.; NBC, CBC

Game 2 -              Mon. April 30, Washington at New York, 7:30 p.m.; NBCSN, CBC

Game 3 -              Wed. May 2, New York at Washington, 7:30 p.m.; NBCSN, CBC

Game 4 -              Sat. May 5, New York at Washington, 12:30 p.m.; NBC, CBC

Game 5 *             Mon. May 7, Washington at New York, 7:30 p.m.; NBCSN, CBC

Game 6 *             Wed. May 9, New York at Washington, TBD; TBD, CBC

Game 7 *             Sat. May 12, Washington at New York, TBD; TBD, CBC

* if necessary

5. Philadelphia vs. 6. New Jersey

Game 1 -              Sun. April 29, New Jersey at Philadelphia, 3 p.m.; NBC, CBC

Game 2 -              Tues. May 1, New Jersey at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.; NBCSN, CBC

Game 3 -              Thu. May 3, Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.; NBCSN, CBC

Game 4 -             Sun. May 6, Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.; NBCSN, CBC

Game 5 *             Tues. May 8, New Jersey at Philadelphia, TBD; NBCSN, CBC

Game 6 *             Thurs. May 10, Philadelphia at New Jersey, TBD; TBD, CBC

Game 7 *             Sat. May 12, New Jersey at Philadelphia, TBD; TBD, CBC

* if necessary

WESTERN CONFERENCE

2. St. Louis Blues vs. 8. Los Angeles Kings

Game 1 -              Sat. April 28, Los Angeles at St. Louis, 7:30 p.m.; NBCSN, TSN

Game 2 -              Mon. April 30, Los Angeles at St. Louis, 9 p.m.; CNBC, TSN

Game 3 -              Thurs. May 3, St. Louis at Los Angeles, 10 p.m.; NBCSN, TSN

Game 4 -              Sun. May 6, St. Louis at Los Angeles, 3 p.m.; NBC, TSN

Game 5 *             Tues. May 8, Los Angeles at St. Louis, TBD; NBCSN, TSN

Game 6 *             Fri. May 11, St. Louis at Los Angeles, TBD; TBD, TSN

Game 7 *             Sun. May 13, Los Angeles at St. Louis, TBD; TBD, TSN

* if necessary

3. Phoenix vs. 4. Nashville

Game 1 -              Fri. April 27, Nashville vs. Phoenix, 9 p.m.; NBCSN, TSN

Game 2 -              Sun. April 29, Nashville vs. Phoenix, 8 p.m.; NBCSN, TSN

Game 3 -              Wed. May 2, Phoenix vs. Nashville, 9 p.m.; CNBC, TSN

Game 4 -              Fri. May 4, Phoenix vs. Nashville, 7:30 p.m.; NBCSN, TSN

Game 5 *             Mon. May 7, Nashville vs. Phoenix, 10 p.m.; NBCSN, TSN

Game 6 *             Wed. May 9, Phoenix vs. Nashville, TBD; TBD, TSN

Game 7 *             Fri. May 11, Nashville vs. Phoenix, TBD; TBD, TSN

* if necessary

All times are Eastern

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