Jun 8, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) celebrates with center Andrew Shaw (65), center Jonathan Toews (19) and defenseman Duncan Keith (2) after scoring the game-winning goal during the second overtime in game five of the Western Conference finals of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Los Angeles Kings at the United Center. The Blackhawks won 4-3 to win the series four games to one. Mandatory Credit: Scott Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

The 2013 Stanley Cup Finals Are Set: Chicago Blackhawks to Face Off with the Boston Bruins in Game 1 on Wednesday

After a nail-biting game, complete with a double overtime and a Patrick Kane hat trick, the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals and set! The Chicago Blackhawks will go face to face with Zdeno Chara and the Boston Bruins in an original six, best-of-seven series set to start on Wednesday at the United Center in Chicago.

Due to their tremendous regular-season point total, the Western Conference Champion Blackhawks will have home ice advantage for the series.

NBC Broadcasting Family which includes the NBC Sports Network will have exclusive coverage of the Stanley Cup Finals here in the United States.

In Canada, CBC and RDS will televise the entire series.

Below is the complete schedule for the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals, including dates, times, and broadcast station. All times are in Eastern Standard Time.

2013 Stanley Cup Final

Series O

#1 Chicago Blackhawks vs. #4 Boston Bruins

Game 1 – Wednesday, June 12th – 8:00 p.m.    Bruins at Blackhawks – NBC, CBC, RDS

Game 2 – Saturday, June 15th – 8:00 p.m.        Bruins at Blackhawks – NBC Sports, CBC, RDS

Game 3 – Monday, June 17th – 8:00 p.m.          Blackhawks at Bruins – NBC Sports, CBC, RDS

Game 4 – Wednesday, June 19th – 8:00 p.m.    Blackhawks at Bruins – NBC, CBC, RDS

* Game 5 – Saturday, June 22nd – 8:00 p.m.      Bruins at Blackhawks – NBC, CBC, RDS

* Game 6 – Monday, June 24th – 8:00 p.m.        Blackhawks at Bruins – NBC, CBC, RDS

* Game 7 – Wednesday, June 26th – 8:00 p.m.  Bruins at Blackhawks – NBC, CBC, RDS

*Denotes If Necessary

Both the Blackhawks and the Bruins have had a game during the last series that went into double overtime. Both of those games were on by the Conference Champions. The yearly clash between the East and West will finally come to a head on Wednesday night in Chicago.

If the Eastern and Western Conference Championship Series are any indication of what we have in front of us, I can assure you of this…this is going to be one exciting, nail biting, hard hitting series between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins. Why? Because it’s the cup!

Who do you think is going to come out on top and hold Lord Stanley’s Cup up high and become the best team in the National Hockey League this year? Who do you think has been the MVP of the playoffs thus far? Sound off in the comments below and let us know!


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