NHL conference semifinals open Tuesday

The NHL's conference semifinal round will open on Tuesday with a pair of games.

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, the Western Conference set featuring the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings will open Wednesday at the United Center.

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