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NHL playoffs schedule 2013: Second round begins Tuesday with two games

The second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs will begin on Tuesday evening with two games.

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The Conference Quarterfinal round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs won't end until well after 11 p.m. ET on Monday night, but we won't have to wait long for the start of the Semifinal round. The NHL announced that two games will open the Conference Semis on Tuesday night, May 14.

The Pittsburgh Penguins will host the Ottawa Senators in Game 1 of their series from Consol Energy Center at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday evening, while the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks will kick off the Battle of California at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday evening from Staples Center in L.A.

The NHL also announced that the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings will begin their Western Conference Semifinal series at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday night, May 15. The top-seeded Blackhawks will host Games 1 and 2 of that series.

It's expected that the other Eastern Conference Semifinal series will also begin on Wednesday night. Two Game 7s will be played on Monday to determine that matchup. It'll be the Bruins or Maple Leafs versus the Capitals or Rangers, depending on who survives and advances Monday.

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