Stanley Cup Up For Grabs

Posted by Cubicle QB

Stanley CupThis may shock readers of this site and Channel Guide Magazine: I actually love hockey. There is no better sport to watch live, in my opinion. Back in the ’90s, when I started learning the sport, I adopted the Red Wings as my team — I liked all their Russian guys — and had a lot of fun following their back-to-back Cup seasons in ’97-’98. I watched a ton of hockey back in the day, but it’s kind of sad how my interest in the sport has waned. The Red Wings are in the finals against Sidney Crosby and the Pens, and I’m trying to decide if I should watch that or Brewers vs. Nationals. I just don’t have the time I used to have to pay attention to the NHL regularly, and stuff like the lockout didn’t help.

But no, I have no deep-seated bias against hockey. The reason the Stanley Cup Finals got such scant mention in the mag in June is because that, unlike other pro sports leagues, the NHL can’t actually tell us far enough in advance when Game 1 is scheduled for. Our friends at Versus told us they were going with May 27, so that’s what we went with. Turns out, Game 1 between the Penguins and Red Wings is Saturday night, May 24. So to clear all that up, and to give the Stanley Cup some love, here’s the complete schedule for the finals:

2008 Stanley Cup Final Schedule (all start times 8pm ET)

Game 1, Saturday, May 24: Pittsburgh at Detroit (Versus/Versus HD)

Game 2, Monday, May 26: Pittsburgh at Detroit (Versus/Versus HD)

Game 3, Wednesday, May 28: Detroit at Pittsburgh (NBC/NBC HD)

Game 4, Saturday, May 31: Detroit at Pittsburgh (NBC/NBC HD)

Game 5, Monday, June 2 (if necessary): Pittsburgh at Detroit (NBC/NBC HD)

Game 6, Wednesday, June 4 (if necessary): Detroit at Pittsburgh (NBC/NBC HD)

Game 7, Saturday, June 7 (if necessary): Pittsburgh at Detroit (NBC/NBC HD)

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