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Media & Fan Info for the Western Conference Semifinals

Thursday, 04.28.2011 / 4:51 PM CT / News
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Media & Fan Info for the Western Conference Semifinals
-Tickets available now for Games Three (5/3), Four (5/5) and Six (5/9)-

Nashville, Tenn. (April 28, 2011) – The Nashville Predators will host Games Three and Four of their 2011 Western Conference Semifinals series with the Vancouver Canucks, presented locally by Fifth Third Bank, next week at Bridgestone Arena with Game Three on Tuesday, May 3 at 8 p.m. and Game Four scheduled for Thursday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m., with Game Six taking place on Monday, May 9 (if necessary, times tbd). Doors will open two and a half hours prior to each contest with plaza parties taking place three hours prior to faceoff (weather permitting).

Individual tickets are available for all possible second-round games and can be purchased at nashvillepredators.com, by calling 615-770-PUCK (7825), stopping by the Bridgestone Arena box office, all Ticketmaster outlets or by visiting ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices start at just $32 per game. For the second round, the Predators will again utilize value-based pricing; meaning that prices will fluctuate with demand. Tickets for all future rounds of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs will go on sale upon the completion of each round.

After successfully “golding out” Bridgestone Arena last round, the Nashville Predators want to keep the gold going, with all fans in attendance at Game Three receiving gold rally towels courtesy of AT&T and gold “Stand With Us” t-shirts provided by Hunt Brothers Pizza, GooGoo Cluster, Land Rover Nashville and Fifth Third Bank. Attendees of Game Four will receive a cheering fan presented by Bridgestone and a gold “Stand With Us” t-shirt courtesy of Toyota, Tennessee Lottery and Bridgestone.

“We really set the tone last month with everyone waving gold rally towels during our games,” Nashville Predators Chief Executive Officer Jeff Cogen said. “Everyone from players to coaches to fans noticed how special the environment was in Bridgestone Arena – especially during those amazing standing ovations. We want to take it one step further by instituting a ‘gold out’ for Games Three and Four at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators will be providing ‘Stand With Us’ t-shirts and towels but we still encourage fans to go gold all on their own!”

The Predators and Canucks will kick off the series, their first ever postseason matchup, and the Predators first foray into the Western Conference Semifinals, tonight at Rogers Arena in Vancouver at 8 p.m. CT. Game Two is scheduled for Saturday, April 30 at 8 p.m. CT in Vancouver. Both games will be televised nationally on VERSUS (Comcast channel 206 HD, 50 SD). The series then turns to Nashville for Games Three and Four.

If additional games are necessary to complete the best-of-seven series, play will resume in Vancouver for a Game Five on Saturday, May 7 at 7 p.m. CT, come to Nashville for Game Six on Monday, May 9 and return to Vancouver for Game Seven on Wednesday, May 11. Local FOX Sports Tennessee coverage for non-exclusive national games (Games Three, Four, Six and Seven) is yet to be determined.

SERIES K                      TIME (CT)   #1 VAN vs. #5 NSH           TV/Radio

Thursday, April 28       8 p.m.       Nashville at Vancouver       VS. Exclusive /102.9 The Buzz
Saturday, April 30        8 p.m.       Nashville at Vancouver       VS. Exclusive /102.9 The Buzz
Tuesday, May 3            8 p.m.       Vancouver at Nashville       VS./Local TV (tbd)/102.9 The Buzz
Thursday, May 5           7:30 p.m. Vancouver at Nashville       VS./Local TV (tbd) /102.9 The Buzz
*Saturday, May 7          7 p.m.       Nashville at Vancouver       VS. Exclusive /102.9 The Buzz
*Monday, May 9            TBD          Vancouver at Nashville       VS./Local TV (tbd) /102.9 The Buzz
* Wednesday, May 11 TBD         Nashville at Vancouver        VS./Local TV (tbd) /102.9 The Buzz

*If necessary

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

For season ticketholders, Round Two tickets are E (Tuesday, May 3), F (Thursday, May 5) and G (Monday, May 9) in their ticket booklets.

Doors for Games Three and Four will open two and a half hours prior to each matchup, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. for Game Three and at 5 p.m. for Game Four. Games Three and Four will also play host to plaza parties, presented by Land Rover Nashville and Toyota respectively, beginning three hours prior to faceoff (5 p.m. for Game Three and 4:30 p.m. for Game Four) in front of Bridgestone Arena with live music, games and more.

The Predators will extend their offer of 100 tickets for $10 each, courtesy of 102.9 The Buzz, through Round Two of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. This offer is only available on game day starting at 10 a.m. and only at the Bridgestone Arena box office.

When the Nashville Predators face off against the Canucks in Game One of their Western Conference Semifinals matchup tonight at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, local fans will have several locations where they can gather for official Game One watch parties. Predators’ staffers will be making stops at each location with a limited amount of Predators swag and prizes for several lucky fans. Click here for locations.

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