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Nashville Predators Media & Fan Info For The Western Conference Quarterfinals

by Press Release / Nashville Predators
-Tickets available now for Games One (4/11), Two (4/13) and Five (4/20)-

Nashville, Tenn. (April 9, 2012) – The Nashville Predators will host Games One and Two of their 2012 Western Conference Quarterfinals series with the Detroit Red Wings, presented locally by Fifth Third Bank, starting this week at Bridgestone Arena with Game One, brought to you by Nissan, this Wednesday, April 11 at 7 p.m., Game Two, brought to you by Tennessee Lottery, on Friday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m. and Game Five, brought to you by Land Rover Nashville, next Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m. (if necessary). Doors will open two hours prior to each contest with plaza parties taking place three hours prior to faceoff (weather permitting).

All fans in attendance at Game One will receive Fuel The Fan cards from MAPCO and Gold Out T-Shirts courtesy of Nissan (supporting T-shirt sponsors include Bridgestone, Fifth Third Bank, Hunt Brothers Pizza and 102.5 The Game). Attendees of Game Two will receive Gold Out T-Shirts courtesy of the Tennessee Lottery (supporting T-shirt sponsors include Bridgestone, Hunt Brothers Pizza, AT&T and 102.5 The Game). Gold Out T-Shirts will be provided by Land Rover Nashville (supporting T-shirt sponsors include Bridgestone, Fifth Third Bank, Hunt Brothers Pizza and 102.5 The Game) for Game Five (if necessary).

“Playoff season in Smashville is the best time of the year” Nashville Predators Chief Executive Officer Jeff Cogen said. “We battled hard for 82 games to accomplish our first goal of securing home ice. Now we are ready to make our mark and fight for our ultimate goal of bringing The Cup home to Smashville.”

The Predators and Red Wings will kick off the series, the third postseason matchup for these two clubs, this Wednesday at Bridgestone Arena. Game Two is scheduled for Friday. Both games will be televised locally on SportSouth (Comcast channel 1676 HD, 26 SD), the sister station of FOX Sports Tennessee, the television home of the Nashville Predators. The series then turns to Detroit for Games Three and Four.

If additional games are necessary to complete the best-of-seven series, play will resume in Nashville for a Game Five on Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m., return to Detroit for Game Six on Sunday, April 22 and conclude in Nashville for Game Seven on Tuesday, April 24.

SportSouth and NBC will televise the Preds-Red Wings 2012 Stanley Cup Playoff Western Conference Quarterfinals, presented locally by Fifth Third Bank. All games will be televised in high definition. Lexus Predators LIVE postgame coverage with play-by-play announcer Pete Weber and color analyst Terry Crisp will follow all game telecasts on SportSouth.

SERIES H - TIME (CT) - #4 NSH vs. #5 DET (TV/Radio Information)
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 -  7 pm - at Bridgestone Arena (SportSouth /102.5 The Game)
Friday, April 13, 2012 -  6:30 pm - at Bridgestone Arena (SportSouth /102.5 The Game)
Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 11 am - at Detroit (NBC /102.5 The Game)
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 6:30 pm - at Detroit (SportSouth /102.5 The Game)
*Friday, April 20, 2012 - 7 pm - at Bridgestone Arena (SportSouth /102.5 The Game)
*Sunday, April 22, 2012 -  TBD - at Detroit (TV - TBD /102.5 The Game)
*Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - TBD - at Bridgestone Arena (TV - TBD /102.5 The Game)
* denotes games if necessary

The Predators will continue to offer Day of Game tickets for $10 each at the box office at Bridgestone Arena. This offer is very limited and will be conducted by lottery. It will be available on game day starting at 10 a.m. and for the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs only.

Doors for Games One and Two will open two hours prior to each matchup with doors opening at 5 p.m. for Game One and at 4:30 p.m. for Game Two. Games One and Two will also play host to massive plaza parties beginning three hours prior to faceoff (4 p.m. for Game One [party presented by Nissan] and 3:30 p.m. for Game Two [party presented by AT&T]) in front of Bridgestone Arena with live music, games and more.

Make sure to check out The Game’s Post Season preview, tonight on 102.5 The Game from 4-6 p.m., hosted by Willy Daunic. The show will originate from The Game studios and feature TV play-by-play announcer Pete Weber, TV color analyst Terry Crisp and radio play-by-play Tom Callahan. Tonight’s guests include Jeff Marek from SportsNet, Ted Kulfan from the Detroit News, Josh Cooper from the Tennessean and Florida Panthers Pro Scout Al Tuer, with a Preds-Wings series breakdown.

Daily’s post-game radio show will broadcast from the 102.5 The Game studio outside section 119 on the main concourse after all home games. Additionally, post-game festivities will continue on the plaza with live music, a beer garden and more.

Individual tickets are available for all possible first-round games and can be purchased at, by calling 615-770-PUCK (7825), stopping by the Bridgestone Arena box office, all Ticketmaster outlets or by visiting Tickets for all future rounds of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs will go on sale upon the completion of each round.

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