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Here’s the 2018 Stanley Cup Final schedule between Vegas and Washington

The NHL playoffs’ final series starts May 28.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Vegas Golden Knights at Winnipeg Jets James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports

The Stanley Cup Final starts on Monday, May 28, with the Washington Capitals facing the Vegas Golden Knights, with the NHL guaranteed to have a first-time Cup winner.

The first-year Golden Knights will have home ice advantage in the series, giving them a leg up in trying to cement their status as the best expansion team ever. This is the second-ever trip to the Stanley Cup Final for the Captials, who last made it in 1998.

The first two games are in Vegas before shifting to Washington D.C. on Saturday, June 2.

Stanley Cup Final schedule

All games start at 8 p.m. ET:

  • Game 1: Monday, May 28 at Vegas
  • Game 2: Wednesday, May 30 at Vegas
  • Game 3: Saturday, June 2 at Washington
  • Game 4: Monday, June 4 at Washington
  • Game 5 (if necessary): Thursday, June 7 at Vegas
  • Game 6 (if necessary): Sunday, June 10 at Washington
  • Game 7 (if necessary): Wednesday, June 13 at Vegas

The games will all be broadcast in the United States on either NBC or the NBC Sports Network.

The Golden Knights beat the Capitals in both regular season meetings, a 3-0 win in Las Vegas on Dec. 23 and a 4-3 regulation win in Washington on Feb. 4.