The Semifinals are underway! Here’s the beginning of the hockey weekend:

Phoenix takes the Preds
In another overtime battle, Phoenix edged out Nashville 4-3 Friday in Game 1 of this Western Conference semifinal. Mike Smith made 39 saves in the victory for the Coyotes who are looking to advance to the conference finals for the first time in franchise history. Game 2 is Sunday night in Phoenix.

Rangers over Caps
New York came out on top 3-1 Saturday in their first game of the Eastern Conference semifinal against Washington. Henrik Lundqvist made 17 saves for the Rangers while Chris Keider earned first star with a goal and an assist. Game 2 stays in New York on Monday.

Quick won’t quit
Jonathan Quick made 28 saves to launch his team to a 3-1 victory over St. Louis on Saturday. LA’s Vezina Trophy candidate stopped eight shots in the third to hold his team’s one goal lead. Game 2 takes place in St. Louis on Monday.

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