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NHL unveils Stanley Cup Final schedule

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Even though the Western Conference champion is yet to be determined, the NHL released its two scheduling scenarios for the Stanley Cup Final.

The Dallas Stars staved off elimination in Game 4 of the West final with an overtime victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night. On Wednesday, the Florida Panthers swept the Carolina Hurricanes to prevail in the Eastern Conference Final.

If the Golden Knights win Game 5 on Saturday, the Cup Final would play out as follows, with all puck drops taking place at 8 p.m. ET:

*If necessary

Game Date Home
1 May 31 Golden Knights
2 June 3 Golden Knights
3 June 5 Panthers
4 June 8 Panthers
5* June 10 Golden Knights
6* June 13 Panthers
7* June 16 Golden Knights

If the Stars take Game 5 to prolong the series, the Cup Final would look like this, pending the eventual winner (and, again, with all games beginning at 8 p.m. ET):

Game Date Home
1 June 3 Golden Knights/Stars
2 June 5 Golden Knights/Stars
3 June 8 Panthers
4 June 10 Panthers
5* June 13 Golden Knights/Stars
6* June 16 Panthers
7* June 19 Golden Knights/Stars

All of the games in both scenarios would be broadcast on Sportsnet, CBC, and TVA Sports in Canada. In the United States, every game will be on TNT and truTV, with TBS also airing all but Game 1 and 6 in the first scenario and all but Game 5 in the second.

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