The Canadiens and Penguins face off Friday night at 7 p.m. ET on Hockey Night in Canada. ((Jamie Sabau/Getty Images))

CBC's Hockey Night in Canada begins its second-round coverage of the Stanley Cup playoffs with Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins hosting the Montreal Canadiens on Friday, April 30, at 7 p.m. ET.

The Vancouver Canucks visit the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of their much-anticipated series on Saturday, May 1, at 8 p.m. ET on HNIC.

Tune into the Scotiabank Hockey Tonight pre-game show starting at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, and again the following weekend on Saturday, May 8, and Sunday, May 9.

All HNIC games will be streamed live at CBCSports.ca and accompanied with interactive chats featuring HNIC personalities.

2010 NHL Playoffs schedule: Round 2 

Eastern Conference Semifinals

Pittsburgh (4) vs. Montreal (8)

CBC's Hockey Night in Canada will feature Sidney Crosby's Pittsburgh Penguins and the Montreal Canadiens.

The Penguins slipped past the Ottawa Senators in Round 1, but will face another tough challenge against the surging Habs.

Led by the incredible performance of goalie Jaroslav Halak, the No. 8 seeded Canadiens knocked off the No. 1 seeded Washington Capitals in the biggest upset of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Halak barely blinked at the Caps' superstar Alex Ovechkin, and will look to seal his place in Canadiens lore by shutting down Crosby as well.

Game 1:  Montreal at Pittsburgh  Friday April 30, 7:00 p.m. ET
Game 2: Montreal at Pittsburgh  Sunday May 2, 2:00 p.m. ET
Game 3: Pittsburgh at Montreal  Tuesday May 4, 7:00 p.m. ET
 Game 4: Pittsburgh at Montreal  Thursday May 6, 7:00 p.m. ET
 *Game 5: Montreal at Pittsburgh Saturday May 8, 7:00 p.m. ET
 *Game 6: Pittsburgh at Montreal  Monday May 10, 7:00 p.m. ET
 *Game 7: Montreal at Pittsburgh  Wednesday May 12, TBD

Philadelphia (7) vs. Boston (6)

The Flyers, No. 7 in the East, knocked out the New Jersey Devils 4-1 in the first round. They were led by goalie Brian Boucher, who outshined the Devils' Martin Brodeur, in a second-coming of sorts.

Boston relied on their special teams to oust the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 in the first round, and will likely get a boost from Marc Savard, who is expected to make his return after suffering a concussion on March 7.

Game 1: Philadelphia at Boston  Saturday May 1, 12:30 p.m. ET
Game 2: Philadelphia at Boston  Monday May 3, 7:00 p.m. ET
Game 3: Boston at Philadelphia Wednesday May 5, 7:00 p.m. ET
Game 4: Boston at Philadelphia Friday May 7, 7:00 p.m. ET
 *Game 5: Philadelphia at Boston  Monday May 10, 7:00 p.m. ET
 *Game 6: Boston at Philadelphia  Wednesday May 12, TBD
  *Game 7: Philadelphia at Boston  Friday May 14, 7:00 p.m. ET

Western Conference Semifinals

Chicago (2) vs. Vancouver (3)

CBC's Hockey Night in Canada will feature the much-anticipated series between the Vancouver Canucks and the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Blackhawks are led by young guns Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, while the Canucks rely on the offensive synergy of the Sedin twins, Henrik and Daniel, as well as the game-saving antics of the goalie Roberto Luongo.

 Game 1: Vancouver at Chicago  Saturday May 1, 8:00 p.m. ET
 Game 2: Vancouver at Chicago  Monday May 3, 9:00 p.m. ET
 Game 3: Chicago at Vancouver  Wednesday May 5, 9:30 p.m. ET
 Game 4: Chicago at Vancouver  Friday May 7, 9:30 p.m. ET
 *Game 5:Vancouver at Chicago Sunday May 9, 8:00 p.m. ET 
 *Game 6: Chicago at Vancouver  Tuesday May 11, 9:30 p.m. ET
 *Game 7: Vancouver at Chicago  Thursday May 13, 8:00 p.m. ET

San Jose (1) vs. Detroit (5)

The San Jose Sharks and Detroit Red Wings face off in the other Western Conference semifinal.

The Sharks finally found their bite late in their first-round series with the Colorado Avalanche, while the Red Wings took seven games to get past the Phoenix Coyotes.

 Game 1: Detroit at San Jose  Thursday April 29, 9:00 p.m. ET
 Game 2: Detroit at San Jose  Sunday May 2, 8:00 p.m. ET
 Game 3: San Jose at Detroit  Tuesday May 4, 7:30 p.m. ET
 Game 4: San Jose at Detroit  Thursday May 6, 7:30 p.m. ET
 *Game 5: Detroit at San Jose  Saturday May 8, 10:00 p.m. ET
 *Game 6: San Jose at Detroit  Monday May 10, 7:30 p.m. ET
 *Game 7: Detroit at San Jose  Wednesday May 12, TBD
*if necessary