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Stanley Cup finals start May 30th, here’s the schedule

May 22, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

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The 2012 Stanley Cup finals will begin on Wednesday, May 30, on NBC.

Here’s the schedule in full. All games start at 8 p.m. ET.
* — if necessary

Game      Date                     Teams              TV

Game 1     Wed., May 30       LA at NJ      NBC

Game 2     Sat., June 2          LA at NJ      NBC

Game 3     Mon., June 4         NJ at LA     NBCSN

Game 4     Wed., June 6        NJ at LA      NBCSN

Game 5*    Sat., June 9          LA at NJ      NBC

Game 6*    Mon., June 11       NJ at LA      NBC

Game 7*    Wed., June 13       LA at NJ     NBC

Notes

– The finals will go with a Wed-Sat-Mon rotation. Very similar to last year’s Cup finals, save the Game 5 in Vancouver which was held on a Friday night.

– The broadcasting schedule will be similar to the 2011 Cup finals with Games 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7 on NBC. Games 3 and 4 will be on NBCSN (last year, they were on Versus.)

– Home-ice advantage for the Stanley Cup finals (2-2-1-1-1 format) is determined by points, which means New Jersey (102), and not Los Angeles (95), will host Games 1, 2 and, if necessary, 5 and 7.

  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - May 22, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Whoever’s in it, this best be going 7 games again.

    • chill1184 - May 22, 2012 at 7:18 PM

      If the Kings win tonight, I think the Kings would definitely have an edge.

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - May 22, 2012 at 11:07 PM

      I don’t care about thumbs down, but who thumbs down a 7-game Stanley Cup Finals series?

  2. ndnut - May 22, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    If a team is going for a sweep in game 4, could the game get moved to NBC. For, you know, better ratings.

  3. sonofsuzycreamcheese - May 22, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    I’m actually surprised they’re airing that many games on NBC. Great news for me because I don’t get NBCSN

  4. geshtahl - May 22, 2012 at 5:07 PM

    “Home-ice advantage for the Stanley Cup finals is determined by points. Of the final four teams remaining, the Rangers finished with the most points (109), followed by New Jersey (102), then Phoenix (97), then Los Angeles (95)”

    In other words, the team coming out of the Eastern Conference will have the home-ice advantage…

  5. highlander24 - May 22, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    GO KINGS GO!!!!!

  6. capsrockva - May 22, 2012 at 7:20 PM

    Go Yotes & Devils

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