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Blues will face Sharks; schedule set for NHL’s Western Conference Finals

David Backes, shown here celebrating a playoff goal, will help lead the St. Louis Blues into the Western Conference Finals.
David Backes, shown here celebrating a playoff goal, will help lead the St. Louis Blues into the Western Conference Finals. AP

The NHL has released the schedule for the Western Conference Finals, which begins Sunday when the St. Louis Blues face the San Jose Sharks at Scottrade Center.

San Jose smashed Nashville 5-0 Thursday in Game 7 of their second round Stanley Cup Playoffs series, sending the Sharks on to face the Blues in the conference finals. The Blues reached the finals by knocking off the Dallas Stars 6-1 Wednesday in Game 7 of their second-round series.

Here is a look at the Western Conference finals schedule, including TV networks:

Sunday, May 15

Game 1: San Jose at Blues, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)

Tuesday, May 17

Game 2: San Jose at Blues, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)

Thursday, May 19

Game 3: Blues at San Jose, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)

Saturday, May 21

Game 4: Blues at San Jose, 6:15 p.m. (NBC; KSDK Channel 5)

Monday, May 23

Game 5 (if necessary): San Jose at Blues, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)

Wednesday, May 25

Game 6 (if necessary): Blues at San Jose, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)

Friday, May 27

Game 7 (if necessary): San Jose at Blues, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)

Norm Sanders: 618-239-2454, @NormSanders

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