The Western Conference Semifinals begin on Friday for the St. Louis Blues. They will visit Dallas in Game #1 at 6:00 p.m. The Stars have home-ice advantage in this series despite the fact that they were unable to beat St. Louis during the regular season. The Blues won one game and tied the other two versus the Stars. The first game in St. Louis in this series will be Game #3 which is set for Tuesday night. An interesting fact from the Blues side . . that series win against San Jose marks the first time that Blues forward Keith Tkachuk has advanced past the first-round of the playoffs during his 11-year career.