DETROIT -- The Red Wings continue their quest for a 12th Stanley Cup championship in franchise history when they face the San Jose Sharks in a best-of-seven Western Conference semifinals series, which starts Friday at 10 p.m. at HP Pavilion. Game 2, also at HP Pavilion, is set for Sunday at 3 p.m.
Games 3 and 4 will be held at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit on Wednesday, May 4 at 8 p.m. and Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m. If necessary, the Sharks will host Game 5 on Mother's Day, May 8 at 8 p.m.; the Wings will host Game 6 on May 10 at a time to be determined; and San Jose will host Game 7 on May 12 at a time to be determined. All game times listed are Eastern Daylight Time.
The Red Wings are the third seed in the Western Conference, marking the 20th consecutive time that the franchise has qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs. Detroit finished the regular-season first in the Central Division with a 47-25-10 record and third in the conference with 104 points, marking the 11th straight season that the team surpassed 100-points.
Detroit posted a 1-3-0 record against second-seeded San Jose during the regular-season, which includes a 0-2-0 mark at The Joe. The Red Wings finished the season 1-point behind the Sharks in the Western Conference standings, and were outscored by San Jose, 15-11, during the season series. This marks the fifth time that these franchises have faced off in the Stanley Cup playoff, which includes last spring's five-game semifinals series won by the Sharks, 4-1.
Below is a complete schedule of the Red Wings-Sharks series. Click HERE for a complete broadcast schedule.
Game Date Time Venue
Game 1 Friday, April 29 10 P.M. HP Pavilion
Game 2 Sunday, May 1 3 P.M. HP Pavilion
Game 3 Wednesday, May 4 8 P.M. Joe Louis Arena
Game 4 Friday, May 6 7 P.M. Joe Louis Arena
Game 5* Sunday, May 8 8 P.M. HP Pavilion
Game 6* Tuesday, May 10 TBD Joe Louis Arena
Game 7* Thursday, May 12 TBD HP Pavilion
* IF NECESSARY