NHL Waits For Lakers-Nuggets Game 6 to Set Game 2 Time For Finals

From Neil Best of Newsday:

The NHL has not officially announced a game time for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals Sunday.

Why? Most likely, it has something (or everything) to do with the NBA’s Western Conference finals, and the desire to avoid too much overlap with a possible Game 7 between the Lakers and Nuggets.

If the Lakers win it in six, figure on an 8 p.m. NHL start time Sunday.

If the Nuggets take the series to a decisive game, figure on a 7 p.m. NHL start time Sunday.

There you go.  Some of our commenters speculated this was what was what, and neil Best is always on top of everything.

4 Responses to NHL Waits For Lakers-Nuggets Game 6 to Set Game 2 Time For Finals

  1. Chris says:

    What difference does one hour make? Can’t they just set the time now and get on with the start of the series?

  2. kevin says:

    make it a 4 pm start

  3. Scotty says:

    I actually like the idea of waiting until Friday to decide. The NHL is doing something smart, why not start at 7 EST to avoid the Lakers. Game Seven starts at 8:30 EST so the hour makes a big difference in the fact the NBA Pregame begins at 8 so if you start an hour earlier you have already captured viewers. Obviouslly if the Lakers win Friday start at 8 as usual.

  4. dyhrdmet says:

    It’s incredible that NBC can push the NHL around this much by having a time TBD, possibly scheduled 48 hours in advance, for a Finals game that’s the second of a back-to-back. What happens if they play 3 OTs Saturday night and need to come back at 7pm Sunday? The NHL will come off looking horrible, all so NBC can protect Conan O’Brien’s first week. I don’t want to see ABC back in there because ESPN would come with it, but they probably wouldn’t do this (well, maybe 50% 50%, except that if ABC/ESPN had both Finals series, there would/could not any be conflicts).

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