Originally posted by NHL.com (nhl.com) Both Stanley Cup Conference Finals open Sunday Thursday, 05.13.2010 / 6:07 PM / 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Conference Finals NHL.com
NEW YORK – The National Hockey League today announced that the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs Western Conference Final, featuring the San Jose Sharks vs. the Chicago Blackhawks, and the Eastern Conference Final, featuring the Montreal Canadiens vs. the winner of the Boston Bruins-Philadelphia Flyers Conference Semifinal series, will begin Sunday, May 16.
The Sharks will host the Blackhawks at 3 p.m., ET in Game #1 of the Western Conference Final on Sunday. The game will be televised exclusively on NBC in the U.S. and TSN and RDS in Canada.
Meanwhile, either the Bruins or the Flyers will host the Canadiens Sunday at 7 p.m., ET. That game will be televised exclusively by VERSUS in the U.S. and by CBC and RDS in Canada. Every playoff game also can be heard on Sirius XM Satellite Radio.
Game #7 of the Bruins-Flyers series, which is tied 3-3, will be played Friday, May 14 at 7 p.m. ET. That game will be televised nationally by VERSUS in the U.S. and by TSN and RDS in Canada.
The remaining 2010 Stanley Cup Conference Final schedule information will be released tomorrow.
We'll have the complete schedules up in the next 12 hours, but I thought this was pretty cool - the Sharks are on NBC!! I expect a great show at the Shark Tank!
I think Quebec will get one of the two expansion spots in 3-5 years, along with the second Toronto team, playing either in Markham or in the ACC as the second tenant. Seattle will prob get Phoenix after the five-year out is envoked.