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What the Stanley Cup Final bracket looks like

The 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs are fast approaching the end. The Final are sorted out and we’ve got a look at the two finalists and eventually the schedule.

Joel Kiviranta of the Dallas Stars is congratulated by Roope Hintz after scoring a goal against the Vegas Golden Knights during the third period in Game Five of the Western Conference Final during the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place on September 14, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The Stanley Cup Final is almost upon us! The postseason began in early August with the qualifying round and round-robin play, and we’re not sorting out the final two teams competing for Lord Stanley’s Cup.

The Dallas Stars are the first team to advance to the final round of the playoffs. They beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 in overtime to clinch the Western Conference Finals series in five games. This marks Dallas’ third trip to the Stanley Cup Final since the team relocated from Minneapolis in 1993. Dallas won the Stanley Cup in 1999 when they beat the Buffalo Sabres in six games. A year later, they lost to the New Jersey Devils in six games.

The Stars will face the Tampa Bay Lightning, who clinched their berth on Thursday evening. They beat the New York Islanders 2-1 in overtime to win the series in six games. This is the organization’s third trip to the Stanley Cup Final. In the 2003-04 season, they won the Cup with a 4-3 series win over the Calgary Flames. In the 2014-15 season, they lost to the Chicago Blackhawks in six games.

Now that the bracket is set, the NHL has announced game dates and times, as well as the complete TV schedule. Here is a full look, with all times ET.

Game 1: Stars at Lightning, Sep 19, 7:30 p.m., NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS
Game 2: Stars at Lightning, Sep 21, 8 p.m., NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS
Game 3: Lightning at Stars, Sep 23, 8 p.m., NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS
Game 4: Lightning at Stars, Sep 25, 8 p.m., NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS
Game 5: Stars at Lightning, Sep 26, 8 p.m., NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS
Game 6: Lightning at Stars, Sep 28, 8 p.m., NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS
Game 7: Stars at Lightning, Sep 30, 8 p.m., NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS