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Western Conference Finals Opens Sunday In Detroit

by NHL Press Release / Chicago Blackhawks
NEW YORK (May 14, 2009) -- The National Hockey League today announced the dates for the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoff Conference Finals, which begin in the Western Conference on Sunday, May 17 when the Detroit Red Wings host the Chicago Blackhawks. The Eastern Conference Final will match the Pittsburgh Penguins against the Carolina Hurricanes and will start on Monday, May 18.

National rightsholders NBC and VERSUS in the United States and CBC, TSN and RDS in Canada will provide exclusive broadcast coverage of the Conference Finals. All games also will be carried on Sirius XM Radio. Start times and broadcast information will be announced when available.

2009 Eastern Conference Final -- #4 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. # 6 Carolina Hurricanes

Date Match-up

Monday, May 18 Carolina at Pittsburgh
Thursday, May 21 Carolina at Pittsburgh
Saturday, May 23 Pittsburgh at Carolina
Tuesday, May 26 Pittsburgh at Carolina
* Friday, May 29 Carolina at Pittsburgh
* Sunday, May 31 Pittsburgh at Carolina
* Tuesday, June 2 Carolina at Pittsburgh

2009 Western Conference Final -- #2 Detroit Red Wings vs. #4 Chicago Blackhawks

Date Match-up

Sunday, May 17 Chicago at Detroit
Tuesday, May 19 Chicago at Detroit
Friday, May 22 Detroit at Chicago
Sunday, May 24 Detroit at Chicago
* Wednesday, May 27 Chicago at Detroit
* Saturday, May 30 Detroit at Chicago
* Monday, June 1 Chicago at Detroit

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