NBC Sports switches TV schedule for Stanley Cup Final

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.

2016 Stanley Cup Final Schedule
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

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