2011 NHL Playoffs, Predators Vs. Canucks: Teams Kick Off Round Two Thursday Night

After their pulse-pounding, dramatic win in overtime of Game 7 against the Chicago Blackhawks, the Vancouver Canucks have no time to rest as they prepare to kick off the second round of the 2011 NHL playoffs against the Nashville Predators.

That series kicks off less than 48 hours after the Game 7 victory on Thursday night at 9 p.m. ET. The top-seeded Canucks will obviously be the hosts of Games 1 and 2 in the Conference Semifinal series, and while a lot of Preds fans are just excited to be beyond the first round for the first time in franchise history, the team certainly isn't happy with the way things have gone.

It's going to be a battle of strengths in this series. There's the defensive-minded Canucks against the high-flying offensive powerhouse that the Sedin twins and the Canucks have on board in Vancouver. Chicago shut down the Sedin's for a good chunk of that first round series, and if that can happen again, the Predators have more than just a chance against the Canucks.

Series Schedule -- All times Eastern.

Game 1: at Vancouver -- Thursday, April 28, 9:00 p.m. on VERSUS and CBC
Game 2: at Vancouver -- Saturday, April 30, 9:00 p.m. on VERSUS and CBC
Game 3: at Nashville -- Tuesday, May 3, TBD on VERSUS and CBC
Game 4: at Nashville  -- Thursday, May 5, TBD on VERSUS and CBC
Game 5: at Vancouver -- Saturday, May 7, 8:00 p.m. on VERSUS and CBC
Game 6: at Nashville -- Monday, May 9, TBD on VERSUS and CBC
Game 7: at Vancouver -- Wednesday, May 11, TBD on VERSUS and CBC

For more on the series, check in with out Predators vs. Canucks hub. Get more coverage from our blogs, too: On the Forecheck covering the Predators and Nucks Misconduct on the Canucks.

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