The National Hockey League revealed the dates for the 2018 Stanley Cup Final, beginning on Monday, May 28.
The Stanley Cup Final will match the winner of the Eastern Conference Final, either the Tampa Bay Lightning or Washington Capitals, against the Western Conference champion Vegas Golden Knights.
The team with the greater number of points in the 2017-18 regular season standings will have home-ice advantage in the Stanley Cup Final and will host Games 1, 2 and, if required, Games 5 and 7. The Lightning would make that advantage with a win Wednesday in Video game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final. A Washington Game 7 win would give Vegas house ice.
The lower seed will host Games 3 and 4 and, if required, Game 6. The Lightning collected 113 points during the routine season, a lot of amongst the remaining groups, followed by the Golden Knights (109 ), and Capitals (105 ).
The start time for all Stanley Cup Final games will be 5 p.m. PT. NBC Sports Group has unique coverage of the Final in the U.S., while Sportsnet and TVA Sports have exclusive protection throughout Canada.
A complete schedule for the 2018 Stanley Cup Final will be launched following Video game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final in between the Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday, May 23, the NHL stated.
2018 STANLEY CUP FINAL SCHEDULE
(all start times 5 p.m. PT)
Game 1 Monday, May 28
Game 2 Wednesday, May 30
Game 3 Saturday, June 2
Video game 4 Monday, June 4
Game 5 * Thursday, June 7
Game 6 * Sunday, June 10
Video game 7 * Wednesday, June 13
* = If needed
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