NHL conference semifinals open Thursday

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – The NHL’s conference semifinal round will
open Thursday with a pair of games.

The New York Rangers and Washington Capitals will start their Eastern
Conference semifinal set on Thursday at Madison Square Garden, while the
Western Conference matchup between the Anaheim Ducks and Calgary Flames will
also open later that night at the Honda Center.

On Friday, the Montreal Canadiens will host either the Detroit Red Wings or
Tampa Bay Lightning to start the other Eastern Conference semifinal. The Red
Wings and Lightning will meet in Tampa on Wednesday in Game 7 of that opening
round series.

Minnesota and Chicago will open their Western Conference series on Friday at
the United Center.