Friday, April 6, 2012

Western Conference NHL First Round Building Availability

Even before the last NHL regular season game is played on Saturday night, the eight teams that will make up the Western Conference playoff seedings are checking out the dates when their facilities are available for home dates.

With none of the eight seeds locked in stone, there are still plenty of match-up possibilities going into the final day's action. Vancouver and St. Louis are the only two squads in the West that have claimed home ice in the first round so there are still plenty of moving parts.

We have done a quick review of the eight buildings that teams in the West call home and have listed dates that have other events scheduled for the period of time first round games could be scheduled. Bear in mind that some events could be rescheduled.

The Los Angeles Kings appear to have the greatest potential for conflict with both the Lakers and Clippers sharing the Staples Center.

Keep these dates in mind when the first round schedules are released on Sunday. Make the jump for the complete list...

Vancouver (Rogers Arena)
Fri. April 20 - Coldplay
Sat. April 21 - Coldplay

St. Louis (Scottrade Arena)
Fri. April 13 - Kevin Hart

Los Angeles (Staples Center)
Fri. April 13 - Lakers vs. Rockets
Sat. April 14 - Clippers vs. Warriors 12:30 p.m.
Sun. April 15 - Lakers vs Mavericks - 12:30 p.m.
Mon April 16 - Clippers vs. Thunder
Tue April 17 - Lakers vs Spurs
Thur April 19 - Mana
Fri April 20 - Mana
Sun April 22 - Lakers vs. Thunder 12:30 p.m.
Sun April 22 - Clippers vs. Hornets
Wed April 25 - Mana

Nashville (Bridgestone Arena)
Fri April 27 - Van Halen
Sat April 28 - Country Music Marathon Concert

Detroit (Joe Louis Arena)
Sat April 14 - Nickelback
Monday April 23 RAW Supershow

Chicago (United Center)
Thur April 12 - Bulls vs Heat
Mon April 16 - Bulls vs Wizards
Sat April 21 - Bulls vs Mavericks
Thur April 26 - Bulls vs Cavs

San Jose (HP Pavilion)
Wed April 11 - Radio Head
Sat April 21 - Sabercats vs Talons
Tue April 24 - Bruce Springsteen
Friday April 27 - Coldplay

Phoenix (
No events scheduled

Note - All events at night unless other time listed.

More Later...

Buddy Oakes for PredsOntheGlass

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