In Case You Haven’t Seen It Yet, Finals On Saturday!

NEW YORK (May 24, 2010) – The National Hockey League announced today the schedule for the 2010 Stanley Cup Final between the Western Conference champion Chicago Blackhawks and the Eastern Conference champion Philadelphia Flyers.

Based on their superior regular-season performance, the Blackhawks will host Games One and Two of the Stanley Cup Final, as well as Games Five and Seven, if necessary. Games Three and Four will be in Philadelphia, as well as game Six, if necessary.

NBC will telecast Games One and Two and, if necessary, Games Five through Seven of the best-of-seven series in the U.S., while VERSUS will broadcast Games Three and Four. In Canada, CBC and RDS will provide coverage for the entire series. All games also will be carried on Sirius XM Satellite Radio.

NHL Network, the League’s 24-hour, all-access pass to the most comprehensive hockey coverage, will feature special programming surrounding the Stanley Cup Final. NHL.com will continue to provide extensive digital coverage.

2010 Stanley Cup Final Schedule

Game Date Time (ET) Chicago vs. Philadelphia Networks

Game 1 Saturday, May 29 8:00 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago NBC, CBC, RDS

Game 2 Monday, May 31 8:00 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago NBC, CBC, RDS

Game 3 Wednesday, June 2 8:00 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia VERSUS, CBC, RDS

Game 4 Friday, June 4 8:00 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia VERSUS, CBC, RDS

*Game 5 Sunday, June 6 8:00 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago NBC, CBC, RDS

*Game 6 Wednesday, June 9 8:00 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia NBC, CBC, RDS

*Game 7 Friday, June 11 8:00 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago NBC, CBC, RDS

6 Responses to In Case You Haven’t Seen It Yet, Finals On Saturday!

  1. E says:

    I just dont understand why NBC splits up their coverage doing Games 1 and 2, and then does Games 5 through 7.
    Why did they change this?
    It was better when Versus did games 1 and 2 and then NBC got the rest of the coverage.

  2. kevin says:

    Because NBC wants meaningful games…and if its 3-0 then it ain’t meaningful. If its a blowout then they dump it on Versus for 3 & 4. If the series is great NBC gets to grab games 5, 6 & 7. It’s perfect for NBC………..

    • nosferatu says:

      And yet the ratings for Sunday’s Blackhawks-Sharks game were quite good, so maybe people don’t actually care about the series being 3-0. Or maybe it was just that nothing better was on for people wanting to watch sports.

    • J says:

      Not quite true Kevin. You are assuming there will be a 5,6 or game 7. NBC is giving up a potential Cup-clinching game in this scenario. Are you telling me that is not a “meaningful” game? Seeing the Stanley Cup awarded in a sweep is less “meaningful’?

  3. Jeremy says:

    Except if the series is a sweep . . . . then the Stanley Cup ceremony isn’t on NBC.

  4. Dave Sullivan says:

    Best guess, they might take Games 1 & 4, but what does that leave Versus? Versus probably wants the cache of either the first game of the series or a potential clincher.

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