For the New York Islanders’ return engagement with the Tampa Bay Lightning, things kick off on Sunday at 3 p.m. EDT with a U.S. broadcast on NBC, but the rest of the series is every other day at 8 p.m.
Here’s the full schedule:
- Game 1: Sunday, June 13, 3 p.m. (NBC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports)
- Game 2: Tuesday, June 15, 8 p.m. (NBC Sports, SN, CBC, TVA Sports)
- Game 3: Thursday, June 17, 8 p.m. (USA, SN, CBC, TVA Sports)
- Game 4: Saturday, June 19, 8 p.m. (USA, SN, CBC, TVA Sports)
- Game 5: Monday, June 21, 8 p.m. (NBC Sports, SN, CBC, TVA Sports)
- Game 6: Wednesday, June 23, 8 p.m. (NBC Sports, SN, CBC, TVA Sports)
- Game 7: Friday, June 25, 8 p.m. (NBC Sports, SN, CBC, TVA Sports)
This is, of course, a rematch of last year’s Eastern semifinal, though the Islanders are now without injured Anders Lee and cap casualty Devon Toews. They’ve added Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac in response to Lee’s season-ending injury.
The Lightning have a very similar roster to last season (though now the Isles have Braydon Coburn, technically), protected from their own cap issues thanks to the magic of the LTIR.
To catch up on Lightning views and links, check out SB Nation’s Lightning site, Raw Charge.
Also: Technically they’ll be battling for the Prince of Wales Trophy, which is appropriate since they are both traditionally Eastern Conference teams, whereas the Campbell goes to the Western finalist.
The #StanleyCup Semifinals are set.— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) June 11, 2021
In addition to a spot in the Stanley Cup Final, the winner of the @GoldenKnights vs. @CanadiensMTL series will claim the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl, while the @NYIslanders and @TBLightning will battle for the Prince of Wales Trophy. #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/l8tMHf1yaz