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Western Conference Semifinal Schedule Announced

by San Jose Sharks Staff / San Jose Sharks
SAN JOSE – The National Hockey League today announced the dates for the San Jose Sharks (#2) second-round playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings (#3). The Sharks 2011 Playoffs are presented by El Camino Hospital, The Hospital of Silicon Valley.

The Sharks/Red Wings Western Conference Semifinals series will begin on Fri., April 29 at 7 p.m. PDT at HP Pavilion. The entire schedule is listed at bottom of this release.

This will be the fifth time in franchise that these two teams have met in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Each team has won two series. In 1994, the Sharks became the NHL’s first No. 8 seed to knock off a No. 1 seed beating the Red Wings in seven games, 4-3. The following season, the Red Wings swept San Jose 4-0. In 2007, Detroit defeated San Jose 4-2 and last season, the Sharks eliminated the Red Wings in five games (4-1).

All San Jose Sharks playoff games can be heard on the 98.5/102.1 KFOX (KUFX-FM) and the San Jose Sharks Radio Network (the Sharks pre-game show will air live in its entirety on KFOX starting ½ hour before every game). Additional television information will be released shortly.

Practices at Sharks Ice during the playoffs will be open to the media but will be CLOSED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

Game Day Date Time (PDT) Location TV RADIO
1 Fri. 29-Apr 7:00 p.m. HP Pavilion VERSUS 98.5/102.1 KFOX/SJS Radio Network
2 Sun. 1-May Noon HP Pavilion NBC 98.5/102.1 KFOX/SJS Radio Network
3 Wed. 4-May 5:00 p.m. Joe Louis Arena VERSUS (JIP) 98.5/102.1 KFOX/SJS Radio Network
4 Fri. 6-May 4:00 p.m. Joe Louis Arena VESUS 98.5/102.1 KFOX/SJS Radio Network
5* Sun. 8-May 5:00 p.m. HP Pavilion VERSUS 98.5/102.1 KFOX/SJS Radio Network
6* Tues. 10-May TBD Joe Louis Arena VERSUS 98.5/102.1 KFOX/SJS Radio Network
7* Thurs. 12-May TBD HP Pavilion VERSUS 98.5/102.1 KFOX/SJS Radio Network

* If necessary
! A schedule of games on Comcast SportsNet California will be available soon.
Times listed are PACIFIC TIME
Games at HP Pavilion at San Jose in BOLD

About El Camino Hospital:

As an independent, nonprofit hospital with campuses in Mountain View and Los Gatos, we are empowered to do whatever it takes to bring you the finest quality care. Our administrative leadership helps foster a dynamic, collaborative environment. Our world-class physicians actively seek out the latest treatments and technologies to benefits our patients. And all of our nurses, staff, and volunteers share our commitment to excellence. Together, we do our utmost to bring you compassionate, comprehensive medical care that is truly state-of-the-art. Our key medical specialties include cancer care, heart and vascular services, neuroscience, genomic medicine, urology, ophthalmology, orthopedic and spine surgery, weight loss surgery and women’s health.

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