NHL playoff schedule 2013: Conference Finals to begin Saturday with doubleheader

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A doubleheader will kick off the NHL's Conference Finals round on Saturday, with the Blackhawks hosting the Kings at 5 p.m. ET in Game 1 of the Western Finals and the Penguins hosting the Bruins in Game 1 of the Eastern Finals at 8 p.m.

The Chicago Blackhawks are heading to the Western Conference Finals after a dramatic Game 7 win over the Detroit Red Wings, and they'll host the defending champion Los Angeles Kings in Game 1 of those Conference Finals on Saturday afternoon.

Here's the full Western Conference Finals schedule, which includes back-to-back games in Chicago to kick off the series over the weekend.

Gm Date Western Conference Finals Time (ET) National TV
1 Sat, Jun 1 Kings at Blackhawks 5 p.m. NBCSN, TSN, RDS
2 Sun, Jun 2 Kings at Blackhawks 8 p.m. NBCSN, TSN, RDS
3 Tue, Jun 4 Blackhawks at Kings 9 p.m. NBCSN, TSN, RDS
4 Thu, Jun 6 Blackhawks at Kings 9 p.m. NBCSN, CBC, RDS
5* Sat, Jun 8 Kings at Blackhawks 8 p.m. NBC, CBC, RDS
6* Mon, Jun 10 Blackhawks at Kings 9 p.m. NBCSN, CBC, RDS
7* Wed, Jun 12 Kings at Blackhawks TBD NBCSN, CBC, RDS

Game 1 of the Western Finals will be the first of a doubleheader on Saturday evening, leading into Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins. That game will air on NBC in the United States. Here's the full Eastern Conference Finals schedule:

Gm Date Eastern Conference Finals Time (ET) National TV
1 Sat, Jun 1 Bruins at Penguins 8 p.m. NBC, CBC, RDS
2 Mon, Jun 3 Bruins at Penguins 8 p.m. NBCSN, CBC, RDS
3 Wed, Jun 5 Penguins at Bruins 8 p.m. NBCSN, CBC, RDS
4 Fri, Jun 7 Penguins at Bruins 8 p.m. NBCSN, CBC, RDS
5* Sun, Jun 9 Bruins at Penguins 8 p.m. NBCSN, CBC, RDS
6* Tue, Jun 11 Penguins at Bruins TBD NBCSN, CBC, RDS
7* Wed, Jun 12 Bruins at Penguins TBD NBCSN, CBC, RDS

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