NHL conference semifinals set to kick off Tuesday Staff

5/13/2013 12:38:45 PM

The NHL's conference semifinal round will open on Tuesday with a doubleheader.

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators will begin their Eastern Conference series in the Steel City, while the Western Conference matchup between the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks will also get underway at the Staples Center.

In addition, Game 1 in the series between the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings will begin Wednesday at the United Center.

The remainder of the second round schedule will be determined following the completion of the first round on Monday.