For the first time in 17 years, the Vancouver Canucks are back in the Stanley Cup Finals. On Tuesday, the Canucks downed the San Jose Sharks in double-overtime to return to the NHL's biggest stage, 17 years to the day since the last time they punched their ticket to the finals. Ryan Kesler found the back of the net with just 13 seconds left in regulation and Kevin Bieksa netted one of the stranger goals you'll ever see in the second overtime of Game 5 to secure the Canucks' spot in the finals. And on Wednesday, the Canucks will host either the Boston Bruins or Tampa Bay Lightning at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
The full schedule leaked on Thursday and SB Nation's Travis Hughes has all the details.
Game 1: Wed., June 1 -- at Vancouver, 8 p.m. ET (NBC, CBC)
Game 2: Sat., June 4 -- at Vancouver, 8 p.m. ET (NBC, CBC)
Game 3: Mon., June 6 -- at TBL or BOS, 8 p.m. ET (VERSUS, CBC)
Game 4: Wed., June 8 -- at TBL or BOS, 8 p.m. ET (VERSUS, CBC)
Game 5*: Fri., June 10 -- at Vancouver, 8 p.m. ET (NBC, CBC)
Game 6*: Mon., June 13 -- at TBL or BOS, 8 p.m. ET (NBC, CBC)
Game 7*: Wed., June 15 -- at Vancouver, 8 p.m. ET (NBC, CBC)
The Canucks have held home-ice throughout the playoffs and will continue to do so in the Stanley Cup Finals. Vancouver compiled the best record in the NHL at 54-19 and now sit on the cusp of hosting the Stanley Cup and completing a dream season.
Vancouver will learn its opponent on Friday as the Lightning and Bruins take the ice in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. A 5-4 Tampa Bay win on Wednesday night forced Game 7 after falling into a three games to one hole in the series.