The National Hockey League today announced the schedule of dates for the 2015 Stanley Cup Final, which will begin on Wednesday, June 3.
The Stanley Cup Final will match the winner of the Eastern Conference Final, either the New York Rangers or Tampa Bay Lightning, against the winner of the Western Conference Final between the Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks. Both best-of-seven series are tied, 3-3.
The club which earned the greater number of standings points during the 2014-15 regular season will have home-ice advantage in the Stanley Cup Final and will host Games 1, 2 and, if necessary, Games 5 and 7. The other club will host Games 3, 4 and, if necessary, Game 6. The Rangers collected a League-high 113 points, followed by the Ducks (109), Lightning (108) and Blackhawks (102).
2015 STANLEY CUP FINAL SCHEDULE (all start times 8 p.m., ET)
Game 1 Wednesday, June 3
Game 2 Saturday, June 6
Game 3 Monday, June 8
Game 4 Wednesday, June 10
Game 5 * Saturday, June 13
Game 6 * Monday, June 15
Game 7 * Wednesday, June 17
* if necessary
The HockeyFanLand Insight:
It’s official, hockey fans now know the schedule for the Stanley Cup final. However, the one thing that we all still remain clueless about is the two teams participating. If you are a real hockey fan, you should know by now, that the conference finals are headed to a sudden-death Game 7 situation. Games of this magnitude are what hockey players grow up dreaming about. It’s impossible to predict the outcome… However, the history books will not let us forget it.
If you are a fan of one of these four franchises this time filled with tremendous nervousness. win or lose you will never forget the enormity of the situation. Every play matters, anybody can be a hero. Typically, the biggest names rise to the occasion. I believe experience matters. That is why I am sticking with the consensus favorites: Chicago Blackhawks and New York Rangers to make it through to the Stanley Cup. Whatever happens, another epic seven-game battle will likely be needed to decide it. I know you all will be watching.
Enjoy the show!