The moment is finally here, and it’s one that many of us wondered whether or not it would ever come. After a lengthy lockout, we were treated to a dandy of a regular season, which will be capped by a fantastic matchup between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins in the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals.
Both teams absolutely cruised through their Conference Finals, with the Bruins sweeping their way to a Cup Finals appearance and the Blackhawks only needing five games. With the matchup now set and the series about the begin, when will these games actually take place?
A different result on Saturday night would have lent itself to different game days and start times. But with the Hawks knocking off the Los Angeles Kings, we received a quick solution as to when and where these games would take place, with the Finals getting underway on Wednesday night.
Wednesday night will feature Game 1 at the United Center at 8 PM Eastern, given that the Blackhawks took home the Presidents’ Trophy and hold home ice advantage throughout these Stanley Cup Playoffs. The followup to Game 1, however, will not take place until Saturday. Game 2 will come Saturday night from the UC, also at 8 PM Eastern.
When the series shifts to Boston for Games 3 & 4, the first will take place next Monday, June 17th at 8 PM Eastern. Curiously enough, Games 2 & 3 will not be featured on NBC, but on NBC Sports Network. The remainder of the games will be featured on NBC, outside of those two, though. Game 4 in Boston will take place Wednesday, June 19th at 8 PM Eastern.
Getting to those *if necessary games, Game 5 will be the following Saturday, with another two day break. Game 6 will follow on Monday before a potential decisive Game 7 would come on Wednesday, June 26th. All of those games are also set to begin at 8 PM Eastern.