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Stanley Cup finals begin Wednesday

Updated: May 26, 2011, 5:10 PM ET
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The Eastern Conference champion is still unknown, but the Vancouver Canucks now know the Stanley Cup finals will begin on Wednesday.

The Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins will play Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Friday, but the Canucks had a better regular-season record than both potential opponents, so they will host Games 1 and 2 on Wednesday and June 4, respectively.

The series will move to either Boston or Tampa for Game 3 on June 6 and Game 4 on June 8.

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