NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 09: The Vancouver Canucks gather around goalie Roberto Luongo after a win over the Nashville Predators in Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bridgestone Arena on May 9, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

NHL Playoff Schedule 2011: Conference Finals Dates, Times, TV Info Announced

The Conference Finals aren't quite set, but the schedules are. The Eastern Final between the Bruins and Lightning kicks off Saturday, while the Western Final between the Canucks and the Wings or Sharks kicks off Sunday.

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NHL Playoff Schedule 2011: Conference Finals Dates, Times, TV Info Announced

The Conference Final round of the 2011 NHL playoffs is not yet set, with the Detroit Red Wings and San Jose Sharks yet to settle things in their series, but no matter who advances, we know when the third round games will be played.

The NHL announced the schedules on Tuesday afternoon. First, to the Eastern Conference Finals, already set between the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning.

All times Eastern.

Game 1: at Boston -- Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m. on VERSUS, CBC
Game 2: at Boston -- Tuesday, May 17 at 8 p.m. on VERSUS, CBC
Game 3: at Tampa Bay -- Thursday, May 19 at 8 p.m. on VERSUS, CBC
Game 4: at Tampa Bay -- Saturday, May 21 at 1:30 p.m. on NBC, TSN
Game 5*: at Boston -- Monday, May 23 at 8 p.m. on VERSUS, CBC
Game 6*: at Tampa Bay -- Wednesday, May 25 at 8 p.m. on VERSUS, CBC
Game 7*: at Boston -- Friday, May 27 at 8 p.m. on VERSUS, CBC

And now, the Western Conference Finals. We know the Vancouver Canucks will have home ice advantage, but we don't yet know who they will play. Regardless of the opponent, though, the dates are the same.

Game 1: at Vancouver -- Sunday, May 15 at 8 p.m. on VERSUS, CBC
Game 2: at Vancouver -- Wednesday, May 18 at 9 p.m. on VERSUS, CBC
Game 3: at DET/SJS -- Friday, May 20 at (8 p.m. if DET, 9 p.m. if SJS) on VERSUS, CBC
Game 4: at DET/SJS -- Sunday, May 22 at 3 p.m. on NBC, CBC
Game 5*: at Vancouver -- Tuesday, May 24 at 9 p.m. on VERSUS, CBC
Game 6*: at DET/SJS -- Thursday, May 26 at (8 p.m. if DET, 9 p.m. if SJS) on VERSUS, CBC
Game 7*: at Vancouver -- Saturday, May 28 at 8 p.m. on VERSUS, CBC

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