NHL confirms Stanley Cup Final will start June 3 after Stars force Game 6

The Florida Panthers pose with the Prince of Wales trophy after winning Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals against the Carolina Hurricanes, Wednesday, May 24, 2023, in Sunrise, Fla. (Wilfredo Lee/AP)

With the Western Conference Final now heading to Game 6 with the potential for the series to go seven games, Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final will be on Saturday, June 3.

The NHL released two potential schedules for the Stanley Cup Final following the Dallas Stars‘ Game 4 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday.

The Florida Panthers already booked their spot, and will await the winner of the Golden Knights-Stars series, which the Golden Knights lead 3-1.

Because both the Stars and Golden Knights finished with a higher regular-season point total than the Panthers, the eventual winner of the Western Conference Final will host Games 1 and 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.

The full schedule can be found below.

All games will be on Sportsnet and CBC beginning at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. A 30-minute Hockey Central will lead in on Sportsnet at 7:30 p.m. ET before every game.

Game 1 Saturday, June 3rd Florida @ Vegas/Dallas

Game 2 Monday, June 5th Florida @ Vegas/Dallas

Game 3 Thursday, June 8th Vegas/Dallas @ Florida

Game 4 Saturday, June 10th Vegas/Dallas @ Florida

Game 5 Tuesday, June 13th Florida @ Vegas/Dallas

Game 6 Friday, June 16th Vegas/Dallas @ Florida

Game 7 Monday, June 19th Florida @ Vegas/Dallas

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