The 2012 NHL Playoffs are just about here, and the festivities will begin on Wednesday night with two games from the Western Conference and a pretty heated rivalry getting rekindled in the East. The battle for Pennsylvania kicks things off in the first game, and then some hotly contested games in the West will bring things to a close. Here is the complete schedule for Wednesday's games.
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