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

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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.