The Nashville Predators made relatively easy work of the Detroit Red Wings in the first round of the 2012 NHL playoffs, and in Round 2, they'll travel to face a team that did the exact opposite with their first round opponent.
Sure, the Phoenix Coyotes needed six games to dispatch the Chicago Blackhawks and were never in danger of losing control of the series, they won the series with three overtime wins, aided by Chicago netminder Corey Crawford in two of them. Can Mike Smith lead Phoenix to the Conference Finals, or will Nashville be too much to handle?
Here's the full series schedule:
|Gm||Date||Time (ET)||(4) Predators vs. (3) Coyotes||TV|
|1||Fri, April 27||9:00 p.m.||Nashville at Phoenix||NBCSN, TSN|
|2||Sun, April 29||8:00 p.m.||Nashville at Phoenix||NBCSN, TSN|
|3||Wed, May 2||9:00 p.m.||Phoenix at Nashville||CNBC, TSN|
|4||Fri, May 4||7:30 p.m.||Phoenix at Nashville||NBCSN, TSN|
|5*||Mon, May 7||10:00 p.m.||Nashville at Phoenix||NBCSN, TSN|
|6*||Wed, May 9||TBD||Phoenix at Nashville||TBD, TSN|
|7*||Fri, May 11||TBD||Nashville at Phoenix||TBD, TSN|