Stanley Cup Final to open next Wednesday

Stanley Cup final will begin next Wednesday

The NHL has announced that the Stanley Cup Finals will begin Wednesday. The Kings currently lead the best-of-seven Western Conference final series, 3-1, and play Game 5 on Wednesday night in Chicago.

If Chicago wins to extend the series, Game 6 will be held in Los Angeles on Friday. If there is a Game 7, that would be held Sunday in Chicago.

Whether the Kings would open a potential Stanley Cup Final series at home or away depends upon which team emerges as the  Eastern Conference champion. The New York Rangers currently lead that series over Montreal, 3-2. Game 6 will be held Thursday in New York. If there is a Game 7, that will be held Saturday in Montreal.

If the Rangers and Kings win their series, the Kings would play Games 1, 2, 5 and 7 at home. If the Canadiens and the Kings win their series, the Kings would play Games 3, 4 and 6 at home.


The Stanley Cup final dates:
Game 1 Wednesday, June 4
Game 2 Saturday, June 7
Game 3 Monday, June 9
Game 4 Wednesday, June 11
Game 5* Friday, June 13
Game 6* Monday, June 16
Game 7* Wednesday, June 18
* best-of-seven series; if necessary

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