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Stanley Cup Final schedule

Posted by: Michael Russo under Stanley Cup Updated: May 26, 2011 - 1:18 PM


2011 STANLEY CUP FINAL TO START WEDNESDAY


NEW YORK (May 26, 2011) – The National Hockey League announced today the schedule for the 2011 Stanley Cup Final between the Western Conference champion Vancouver Canucks and the eventual Eastern Conference champion. The Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning are tied 3-3 in the Eastern Conference Final. Game 7 is Friday at 7 p.m. CT (VERSUS, CBC, RDS) at TD Garden in Boston to determine which team will face the Canucks for the Stanley Cup.

Based on their superior regular-season performance, the Canucks will host Games One and Two of the Stanley Cup Final, as well as Games Five and Seven, if necessary. Games Three and Four will be hosted by the Eastern Conference champion, as well as game Six, if necessary.

NBC will telecast Games One and Two and, if necessary, Games Five through Seven of the best-of-seven series in the U.S., while VERSUS will broadcast Games Three and Four. In Canada, CBC and RDS will provide coverage for the entire series. All games also will be carried on Sirius XM Satellite Radio.

NHL Network, the League's 24-hour, all-access pass to the most comprehensive hockey coverage, will feature special programming surrounding the Stanley Cup Final. NHL.com will continue to provide extensive digital coverage.


2011 Stanley Cup Final Schedule


Game Date Time (CT) Vancouver vs. Eastern Conference Champ. Networks
Game 1 Wed., June 1 7:00 p.m. Eastern Conference Champ. at Vancouver CBC, NBC, RDS

Game 2 Sat., June 4 7:00 p.m. Eastern Conference Champ. at Vancouver CBC, NBC, RDS

Game 3 Mon., June 6 7:00 p.m. Vancouver at Eastern Conference Champ. VERSUS, CBC, RDS

Game 4 Wed., June 8 7:00 p.m. Vancouver at Eastern Conference Champ. VERSUS, CBC, RDS

*Game 5 Fri., June 10 7:00 p.m. Eastern Conference Champ. at Vancouver CBC, NBC, RDS

*Game 6 Mon., June 13 7:00 p.m. Vancouver at Eastern Conference Champ. NBC, CBC, RDS

*Game 7 Wed., June 15 7:00 p.m. Eastern Conference Champ. at Vancouver CBC, NBC, RDS
 

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