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NHL announces dates, starts times, national TV coverage for Conference Finals

Western Conference starts Sunday; East gets under way Monday

Saturday, 05.12.2012 / 10:16 PM / Stanley Cup Playoffs

NHL.com

NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League announced today the dates, start times and broadcast information for the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals, which begin Sunday, May 13, when the Phoenix Coyotes host the Los Angeles Kings at 8 p.m. ET. The Eastern Conference Final will match the New York Rangers against the New Jersey Devils. Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final will be Monday, May 14, at 8 p.m. ET.

National rightsholders NBC and NBC Sports Network in the United States and CBC, TSN and RDS in Canada will provide exclusive national coverage throughout the Conference Finals.

2012 EASTERN CONFERENCE final 
series M Time (ET) #1  vs. #6 Networks
monday, may 14, 2012 8 pm NEW JERSEY AT NY RANGERS NBCSN, CBC, RDS
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 8 pm NEW JERSEY AT NY RANGERS NBCSN, CBC, RDS
SATURDAY, may 19, 2012 1 pm NY RANGERS AT NEW JERSEY NBC, CBC, RDS
monday, may 21, 2012 8 pm NY RANGERS AT NEW JERSEY NBCSN, CBC, RDS
*WEDNESDAY, may 23, 2012 8 pm NEW JERSEY AT NY RANGERS NBCSN, CBC, RDS
*FRIDAY, may 25, 2012 8 pm NY RANGERS AT NEW JERSEY NBCSN, CBC, RDS
*SUNDAY, may 27, 2012 8 pm NEW JERSEY AT NY RANGERS NBCSN, CBC, RDS
       
2012 WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL
series N
Time #3 vs. #8 Networks
Sunday, may 13, 2012 8 pm Los Angeles at Phoenix NBCSN, TSN, RDS
tuesday, may 15, 2012 9 pm Los Angeles at Phoenix NBCSN, TSN, RDS
tHURSDAY, may 17, 2012 9 pm Phoenix AT Los Angeles NBCSN, TSN, RDS
SUNDAY, may 20, 2012 3 pm Phoenix AT Los Angeles NBC, CBC, RDS
*tuesday, may 22, 2012 9 pm Los Angeles at Phoenix NBCSN, CBC, RDS
*tHURSDAY, may 24, 2012 9 pm Phoenix AT Los Angeles NBCSN, CBC, RDS
*SATURDAY, may 26, 2012 8 pm Los Angeles at Phoenix TBD, CBC, RDS

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round