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Stanley Cup Final schedule released; Game 1 on May 30, Game 7 would be June 13

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Now that Los Angeles is a hockey town, the NHL was able to release its 2012 Stanley Cup Final schedule, despite none of the participants having yet been determined.

From the NHL:

Based on their superior regular-season point totals, either the New York Rangers or the New Jersey Devils will host Games One and Two of the best-of-seven Final, as well as Games Five and Seven.  Games Three and Four will be hosted by the Western Conference champion, either the Phoenix Coyotes or the Los Angeles Kings, as well as Game Six.

In the U.S., NBC will broadcast Games One and Two and, if necessary, Games Five through Seven of the Final, while NBC Sports Network will telecast Games Three and Four.  In Canada, CBC and RDS will televise the entire series.  All games also will be carried on Sirius XM Satellite Radio.

2012 Stanley Cup Final Schedule

Game 1: Wed., May 30, 8 p.m. Western Champion at Eastern Champion, NBC, CBC, RDS
Game 2: Sat., June 2, 8 p.m. Western Champion at Eastern Champion, NBC, CBC, RDS
Game 3: Mon., June 4, 8 p.m. Eastern Champion at Western Champion, NBCSN, CBC, RDS
Game 4: Wed., June 6, 8 p.m. Eastern Champion at Western Champion, NBCSN, CBC, RDS
*Game 5: Sat., June 9, 8 p.m. Western Champion at Eastern Champion, NBC, CBC, RDS
*Game 6: Mon., June 11, 8 p.m. Eastern Champion at Western Champion, NBC, CBC, RDS
*Game 7: Wed., June 13, 8 p.m. Western Champion at Eastern Champion, NBC, CBC, RDS

* If necessary

Steve Whyno of the Washington Times notes that Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final would start roughly 90 minutes after I'll Have Another attempts to win the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes. Both the Mets and Yankees are on the road on June 13 for a potential Game 7. The city and/or Jersey is the NHL's to dominate!

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