Thursday May 28th, 2015

The 2015 Stanley Cup finals will begin on Wednesday, June 3, the NHL has announced.

The finals will match the Eastern Conference champion, Tampa Bay Lightning, against the Western Conference champion Chicago Blackhawks

Tampa Bay which earned the most points during the regular season of the two teams, will have home ice advantage throughout the Cup finals and will host Games 1, 2 and if necessary 5 and 7.

• 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs coverage: box scores, recaps, analysis

Here's what you need to know about the Stanley Cup finals:

Television: NBC, NBCSN

Livestream: NBC Sports Live extra

Game 1: June 3 - Tampa Bay 8 p.m. ET NBC 

Game 2: June 6 - Tampa Bay 7:15 p.m. ET NBC 

Game 3: June 8 - Chicago 8 p.m. ET NBCSN

Game 4: June 10 - Chicago 8 p.m. ET NBCSN

*Game 5: June 13 - Tampa Bay 8 p.m. ET NBC

*Game 6: June 15 - Chicago 8 p.m. ET NBC

*Game 7: June 17 - Tampa Bay 8 p.m. ET NBC

*Denotes if necessary

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