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Thursday, September 17th, 2020
2020 STANLEY CUP FINAL BETWEEN DALLAS STARS AND TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING BEGINS SATURDAY AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBC
Stanley Cup Final Schedule Set
Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher, Pierre McGuire and Sam Flood to Preview Stanley Cup Final on Media Conference Call – Friday at 11 a.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 17, 2020 – The 2020 Stanley Cup Final between the Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning begins Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
Following tonight’s 2-1 overtime win vs. the New York Islanders, the Tampa Bay Lightning reached the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 2015. The Dallas Stars advanced to the Cup Final for the first time in 20 years with a 3-2 overtime victory in Game 5 against the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday.
All games will take place at Rogers Place in the NHL bubble in Edmonton, Alberta.
2020 STANLEY CUP FINAL SCHEDULE
|Sat., Sept. 19||Game 1 – Dallas vs. Tampa Bay||NBC||7:30 p.m.|
|Mon., Sept. 21||Game 2 – Dallas vs. Tampa Bay||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Wed., Sept. 23||Game 3 – Tampa Bay vs. Dallas||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Fri., Sept. 25||Game 4 – Tampa Bay vs. Dallas||NBC||8 p.m.|
|Sat., Sept. 26||Game 5 – Dallas vs. Tampa Bay*||NBC||8 p.m.|
|Mon., Sept. 28||Game 6 – Tampa Bay vs. Dallas*||NBC||8 p.m.|
|Wed., Sept. 30||Game 7 – Dallas vs. Tampa Bay*||NBC||8 p.m.|
* If Necessary
2020 STANLEY CUP FINAL CONFERENCE CALL
NHL on NBC commentators Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher and Pierre McGuire as well as NBC Sports executive producer Sam Flood will preview the 2020 Stanley Cup Final on a media conference call Friday, Sept. 18, at 11 a.m. ET.
Media interested in participating should call 800-353-6461; Passcode: 9781970.
PREVIEW OF DALLAS-TAMPA BAY 2020 STANLEY CUP FINAL
NHL on NBC studio analysts Patrick Sharp and Anson Carter discussed the Stars and Lightning advancing to the 2020 Stanley Cup Final and previewed the matchup:
Sharp on the Stars: “There’s just something special about this Dallas Stars team. Time and time again, they come back and win games that they get outplayed in, they play for each other, having fun inside that bubble…every reason you have to doubt the Dallas Stars, they answer the bell right away.”
Carter on Victor Hedman: “The whole postseason, he’s been unbelievable. He’s the leader of this hockey club. No Steven Stamkos, Victor Hedman is the de-facto captain as far as I’m concerned with the Tampa Bay Lightning because he can do a little bit of everything…He’s the reason why I give the Lightning an edge over the Dallas Stars.”