NBC Sports switches TV schedule for Stanley Cup Final

Stanley Cup Final Game 1 will air on NBC, but Game 2 will be on NBCSN.
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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