Stanley Cup Final Game 1 will air on NBC, but Game 2 will be on NBCSN.
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC Sports is switching up its broadcast schedule for the Stanley Cup Final.
In recent years, Games 1 and 2 had been on NBC, with Games 3 and 4 on cable partner NBCSN. If necessary, the final three games returned to NBC.
This season, Monday's Game 1 will air on NBC, but Wednesday's Game 2 will be on NBCSN. NBC Sports announced Friday that if the series between Pittsburgh and San Jose is tied 1-1, Game 3 will be on NBC, putting that pivotal matchup on the main network. Game 4 would be on NBCSN.
But if one team leads 2-0, Game 3 will air on NBCSN, with a possible championship-clinching Game 4 on NBC. The potential final three games will remain on NBC.
|GAME 1||Mon. May 30||at Pittsburgh||8 p.m. ET; NBC|
|GAME 2||Wed. June 1||at Pittsburgh||8 p.m. ET; NBCSN|
|GAME 3||Sat. June 4||at San Jose||8 p.m. ET; NBC*|
|GAME 4||Mon. June 6||at San Jose||8 p.m. ET; NBCSN|
|GAME 5||Thurs. June 9||at Pittsburgh||8 p.m. ET; NBC**|
|GAME 6||Sun. June 12||at San Jose||8 p.m. ET; NBC**|
|GAME 7||Wed. June 15||at Pittsburgh||8 p.m. ET; NBC**|
* if series is tied (if not, game is on NBCSN) ** if necessary