NHL Playoff Central, Stanley Cup Final: Schedule, game times, scores, TV …

After a grueling round of conference finals capped off by a pair of Game 7s, just two teams remain in pursuit of the Stanley Cup: the Chicago Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightning. 

How’d we get here? Let’s just say it wasn’t easy for either club.

Out East, the Lightning took down the Presidents’ Trophy-winning New York Rangers with a 2-0 win on the road at Madison Square Garden on Friday. Goalie Ben Bishop, playing in his first postseason, outdueled veteran Henrik Lundqvist, making 22 saves for his third shutout of the playoffs.

In the West, the ‘Hawks battled back from a 3-2 series deficit vs. the Ducks to force a seventh game. They punched their ticket to the finals on Saturday with a 5-3 road victory. Captain Jonathan Toews came up big with a pair of goals, while winger Patrick Kane added a trio of helpers to put away the conference’s top-seeded Ducks.

For the Lightning, it’s their first trip to the finals since 2004, when they won their only Stanley Cup. The Blackhawks, meanwhile, are making their third appearance in the past six season.

Now, four wins separate each team from hockey’s holy grail. Below you’ll find the complete schedule for the Stanley Cup Final, including dates, game times, and TV channels. Enjoy.

Note: All times Eastern; * indicates ‘if necessary’

                          STANLEY CUP FINAL
 
East (Atlantic 2) vs. West (Central 3)
  vs. 
Time (TV) / Series result
Game 1: Wednesday, June 3
Blackhawks at Lightning
8 p.m. (NBC)
Game 2: Saturday, June 6
Blackhawks at Lightning
7:15 p.m. (NBC)
Game 3: Monday, June 8
Lightning at Blackhawks
8 p.m. (NBCSN)
Game 4: Wednesday, June 10
Lightning at Blackhawks
8 p.m. (NBCSN)
Game 5*: Saturday, June 13
Blackhawks at Lightning
8 p.m. (NBC)
Game 6*:Monday, June 15
Lightning at Blackhawks
8 p.m. (NBC)
Game 7*: Wedneday, June 17
Blackhawks at Lightning
8 p.m. (NBC)

Article source: http://www.foxsports.com/nhl/story/stanley-cup-final-schedule-scores-game-times-chicago-blackhawks-tampa-bay-lightning-053015

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