NHL Announces 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals Schedule

The National Hockey League (NHL) announced the schedule of 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals.

2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals begin with the Eastern Conference Final on Saturday, May 14, when the Boston Bruins host the Tampa Bay Lightning at 8 p.m. ET. The Western Conference Final will match the Vancouver Canucks against the winner of the Detroit Red Wings-San Jose Sharks Conference Semifinal series, which San Jose leads 3-2. Game 1 of the Western Conference Final will be Sunday, May 15, at 8 p.m. ET.

National rightsholders NBC and Versus in the United States and CBC, TSN and RDS in Canada will provide exclusive national television coverage of the Conference Finals. Every playoff game also can be heard on Sirius XM Satellite Radio.
2011 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL SCHEDULE (ALL TIMES LISTED ARE EASTERN TIME)

#3 Boston vs. #5 Tampa Bay
Game 1: Saturday, May 14, 2011, 8 p.m., Tampa Bay at Boston – Versus, CBC, RDS
Game 2: Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 8 p.m., Tampa Bay at Boston – Versus, TSN, RDS
Game 3: Thursday, May 19, 2011, 8 p.m. , Boston at Tampa Bay – Versus, TSN, RDS
Game 4: Saturday, May 21, 2011, 1:30 p.m., Boston at Tampa Bay – NBC, TSN, RDS
*Game 5: Monday, May 23, 2011 8 p.m., Tampa Bay at Boston – Versus, CBC, RDS
*Game 6: Wed., May 25, 2011, 8 p.m., Boston at Tampa Bay – Versus, CBC, RDS
*Game 7: Friday, May 27, 2011, 8 p.m., Tampa Bay at Boston – Versus, CBC, RDS

Announcers:
Versus/NBC: Mike Emrick/Ed Olcyzk/Pierre McGuire (Games 1, 5-7)/Joe Micheletti (Games 2-4)
CBC (Games 1, 5-7): Bob Cole/Gary Galley/Mike Milbury/Scott Oake
TSN (Games 2-4): Gord Miller/Pierre McGuire
2011 WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL SCHEDULE IF DETROIT ADVANCES

#1 Vancouver vs. #3 Detroit
Game 1: Sunday, May 15, 2011, 8 p.m., Detroit at Vancouver – CBC, RDS, Versus
Game 2: Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 9 p.m., Detroit at Vancouver – CBC, RDS, Versus
Game 3: Friday, May 20, 2011, 8 p.m., Vancouver at Detroit – CBC, RDS, Versus
Game 4: Sunday, May 22, 2011, 3 p.m., Vancouver at Detroit – CBC, RDS, NBC
*Game 5: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 9 p.m., Detroit at Vancouver – CBC, RDS, Versus
*Game 6: Thursday, May 26, 2011, 8 p.m., Vancouver at Detroit – CBC, RDS, Versus
*Game 7: Saturday, May 28, 2011, 8 p.m., Detroit at Vancouver – CBC, RDS, Versus
2011 WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL SCHEDULE IF SAN JOSE ADVANCES

#1 Vancouver vs. # 2 San Jose
Game 1: Sunday, May 15, 2011, 8 p.m., San Jose at Vancouver – CBC, RDS, Versus
Game 2: Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 9 p.m., San Jose at Vancouver – CBC, RDS, Versus
Game 3: Friday, May 20, 2011, 9 p.m., Vancouver at San Jose – CBC, RDS, Versus
Game 4: Sunday, May 22, 2011, 3 p.m., Vancouver at San Jose – CBC, RDS, NBC
*Game 5: Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 9 p.m., San Jose at Vancouver – CBC, RDS, Versus
*Game 6: Thursday, May 26, 2011, 9 p.m., Vancouver at San Jose – CBC, RDS, Versus
*Game 7: Saturday, May 28, 2011, 8 p.m., San Jose at Vancouver – CBC, RDS, Versus

Announcers:
CBC: Jim Hughson/Craig Simpson/Glenn Healey/Elliotte Friedman
Versus/NBC: Dave Strader/Brian Engblom/Darren Pang

* If necessary

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