2013 Stanley Cup Finals
The 2013 Stanley Cup Finals will be the championship series of the National Hockey League (NHL) 2012–13 season, and the culmination of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs. This will be the 120th year of the Stanley Cup's presentation. The series will pit the Eastern Conference playoff champion against the Western Conference playoff champion. The club with the better regular season record will have home ice advantage in the series. Due to a lockout that both shortened and delayed the start of regular season, the 2013 Cup Finals will now be held in mid-to-late June, with June 28 being the last possible date of Game 7.
In Canada, the series will be televised in English on CBC and in French on the cable network RDS. The NBC Sports Group's coverage in the United States will be different than previous seasons: the NBC broadcast network will now televise Game 1 and then the final four games, while the NBC Sports Network will broadcast Games 2 and 3.
- "NHL's 99-day schedule starts with 13 games Jan. 19". NHL.com. January 12, 2013. Retrieved April 7, 2013. "Latest possible date for Stanley Cup Final: Friday, June 28"
- "NBC Sports Delivers Unprecedented Access to the 2013 NHL Playoffs" (Press release). Comcast. April 29, 2013. Retrieved May 8, 2013. "NBC will broadcast Game 1, Game 4, and Games 5-7 (if necessary), with NBC Sports Network televising Games 2-3."