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2011 Stanley Cup finals schedule

May 26, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

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The hockey world won’t know if the Boston Bruins or Tampa Bay Lightning will take on the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup finals until Friday night. Fans who want to set their schedules around the Cup finals won’t have to do any guesswork about which nights they can watch the games either way, though.

Here’s the schedule for the 2011 Stanley Cup finals, including where you can watch each game.

Wednesday, June 1
Game 1: Boston or Tampa Bay at Vancouver, 8 p.m. ET -NBC

Saturday, June 4
Game 2: Boston or Tampa Bay at Vancouver, 8 p.m. ET -NBC

Monday, June 6
Game 3: Vancouver at Boston or Tampa Bay, 8 p.m. ET -Versus

Wednesday, June 8
Game 4: Vancouver at Boston or Tampa Bay, 8 p.m. ET -Versus

Friday, June 10
Game 5 (if necessary): Boston or Tampa Bay at Vancouver, 8 p.m. ET -NBC

Monday, June 13
Game 6 (if necessary): Vancouver at Boston or Tampa Bay, 8 p.m. ET -NBC

Wednesday, June 15
Game 7 (if necessary): Boston or Tampa Bay at Vancouver, 8 p.m. ET -NBC

  1. djwtorhockey - May 26, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    What is wrong with the NHL?! are they deliberately trying to stretch out the schedule so that people will forget hockey exists? TB-Bos game 7 is Friday — why delay the first playoff game to Wednesday, and then a three day break? its bad enough that the Stanley cup goes into June, but does the entire series have to be played in June. The schedule should be that the first game is Tues., May 31, and each successive game is two days later. That leaves a potential game 7 on Sunday, June 12. It also provides consistent hockey without three day breaks.

    • florida727 - May 27, 2011 at 8:47 AM

      Want to know why they have it scheduled the way they do? Try coming out of your little NHL shell. The NBA Finals are also being played over the same timeframe. Hockey goes primarily Monday-Wednesday-Saturday. The NBA goes Tuesday-Thursday-Sunday. So quit b*tching. One game virtually EVERY night for the next two weeks in one of these two great sports. This is the best scheduling these two could have possibly come up with. Hopefully both go seven games.

  2. jsarge99 - May 26, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    I want the Canucks to win in 5 games, so I can party in the streets all weekend.

  3. sippindasyzurp - May 26, 2011 at 5:17 PM

    Its delayed till June 1st because the NHL has to make the announcement that the Thrashers are coming to Winnipeg on the Monday…. I just hope its a 4 game sweep for either team cause I just want to shave my playoff beard that I had to grow for charity.

  4. trbowman - May 27, 2011 at 2:34 AM

    Go Bruins/Bolts. Tired of the bandwagon Nucks fans and they’re a bunch of divers.

  5. donttouchthedirtypenny - May 27, 2011 at 5:53 AM

    Ending the playoffs on June 15th is waaaay too late. They should end May 15.

  6. nyncsports - May 27, 2011 at 7:47 AM

    I agree. To far apart are the games. I’m just so glad that some of the games are going to be shown on a major network. NBC prime time

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