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Stanley Cup finals to open May 30

May 22, 2012|By Helene Elliott
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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The NHL announced the dates for the Stanley Cup finals, starting a week from Wednesday at the home of the Eastern Conference champion.

Either the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils, who are competing for the East title, would have home ice because they compiled better regular-season point totals than the Kings or the Phoenix Coyotes. The Kings need one more victory over the Coyotes to earn the West title and the teams will meet Tuesday night at Jobing.com Arena in Phoenix, the Kings' a second opportunity to clinch their first Cup finals berth since 1993.

Here’s the schedule, with TV information. All times are Pacific.

Game 1: May 30, 5 p.m. West champion at East champion, NBC
Game 2: June 2, 5 p.m., West at East, NBC
Game 3: June 4, East at West, NBC Sports Network
Game 4: June 6, 5 p.m., East at West, NBC Sports Network
*Game 5: June 9, 5 p.m., West at East, NBC
*Game 6: June 11, 5 p.m., East at West, NBC
*Game 7: June 13, 5 p.m., West at East, NBC

* if necessary

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