The National Hockey League announced today that Game 2 of the 2009 Stanley Cup Final on May 31, 2009, has been assigned an 8:00 p.m. ET start time.
This move is a result of last night’s victory by the Los Angeles Lakers over the Denver Nuggets. Had the Lakers lost, Game 7 of the NBA Western Conference Finals would have been played last night in L.A. and the NHL would have had to compete head-to-head with the Lakers in Game 7. In that instance Game 2 would have started at 7pm.