West semifinals start Friday

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, Last Updated: 9:07 PM ET

The Phoenix Coyotes will open their second-round playoff series with the Nashville Predators Friday, a day after the opening round concludes.

Game 2 is scheduled for Sunday -- the first two are in Phoenix -- they both teams get an extra day of rest as the series shifts to Nashville for Game 3 Wednesday. The fourth game, also in Nashville, is set for Friday, May 4.

The St. Louis Blues-Los Angeles Kings series kicks off Saturday in Missouri. Game 2, also in St. Louis, goes Monday. The Kings are hosts for Games 3 and 4 Thursday, May 3 and Sunday, May 6.

The complete second-round schedule will be released by the NHL after the first round wraps up Thursday.


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