Stanley Cup Final 2018: bracket, TV schedule for Vegas vs Washington

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 Capitals were Stanley Cup favourites the past two seasons as Presidents Trophy winners, but less was expected of them this season. Absolutely nothing was expected of the Knights.

Vegas has breezed through the playoffs, dusting off the Winnipeg Jets in the Western Conference Final in five games to improve their record to 12-3. The Capitals are 12-7 in the postseason and have trailed in every series, needing seven games to beat Tampa Bay.

Stanley Cup Finals 2018

Stanley Cup Finals 2018

All games start at 8 p.m. ET:

Game Date Away Home
1 Mon, May 28 Washington Vegas
2 Wed, May 30 Washington Vegas
3 Sat, June 2 Vegas Washington
4 Mon, June 4 Vegas Washington
5* Thu, June 7 Washington Vegas
6* Sun, June 10 Vegas Washington
7* Wed, June 13 Washington Vegas

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.

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