The second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs gets under way on Thursday night with the top-seededVancouver Canuckshosting theNashville Predatorsin Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal at 9 p.m. ET (Versus, CBC, RDS).
It will mark a quick turnaround for the Canucks, who survived the Blackhawks coming back from a 3-0 series deficit to force Game 7 before finally claiming a 2-1 win Tuesday night on anAlexandre Burrowsgoal. The Predators have been off since Sunday, when they completed the first playoff series win in franchise history by eliminating the Ducks in six games. Dates and times for the rest of the series will be confirmed later today. Tickets to Games Three and Four, which take place in Nashville, are now on sale and can be purchased at nashvillepredators.com, by calling 615-770-PUCK (7825), stopping by the Bridgestone Arena box office, all Ticketmaster outlets or by visiting ticketmaster.com.