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2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Conference Finals Open Thread

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And then there were four...

Friday night marks the beginning of the NHL Conference Finals, as the Anaheim Ducks host the Nashville Predators. On Saturday, the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Ottawa Senators.

Full schedule, courtesy of NHL.com:

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Pittsburgh Penguins (M2) vs. Ottawa Senators (A2)

Saturday, May 13, 7pm: Senators @ Penguins | NBC, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports
Monday, May 15, 8pm: Senators @ Penguins | NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
Wednesday, May 17, 8pm: Penguins @ Senators | NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
Friday, May 19, 8pm: Penguins @ Senators | NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
*Sunday, May 21, 3pm: Senators @ Penguins | NBC, CBC, TVA Sports
*Tuesday, May 23, 8pm: Penguins @ Senators | NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
*Thursday, May 25, 8pm: Senators @ Penguins | NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Anaheim Ducks (P1) vs. Nashville Predators (WC2)

Friday, May 12, 9pm: Predators @ Ducks | NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
Sunday, May 14, 7:30pm: Predators @ Ducks | NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Tuesday, May 16, 8pm: Ducks @ Predators | NBCSN, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports
Thursday, May 18, 8pm: Ducks @ Predators | NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
*Saturday, May 20, 7:15pm: Predators @ Ducks | NBC, CBC, TVA Sports
*Monday, May 22, 8pm: Ducks @ Predators | NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
*Wednesday, May 24, 9pm: Predators @ Ducks | NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports

We have former Blue Jackets represented on each team:

Ottawa: Derick Brassard, Marc Methot
Pittsburgh: Ron Hainsey
Nashville: Ryan Johansen
Anaheim: Jared Boll, Antoine Vermette

In other local connections, Ohio State is represented by Ottawa’s Ryan Dzingel and Anaheim’s Ryan Kesler and Miami is represented by Chris Wideman (edit: and Tommy Wingels), also of Ottawa.

So on behalf of Brassard, Methot, Dzingel, and Wideman and because they’re facing the Penguins ... Go Sens!