NHL releases semifinals schedule
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The semifinals of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs will begin Sunday, the NHL announced Thursday night.

Here's a look at the full schedule for both series:

Lightning vs. Islanders

Game Date Home Time (ET)
1 June 13 Lightning 3 p.m.
2 June 15 Lightning 8. p.m.
3 June 17 Islanders 8 p.m.
4 June 19 Islanders 8 p.m.
5* June 21 Lightning 8 p.m.
6* June 23 Islanders 8 p.m.
7* June 25 Lightning 8 p.m.

*If necessary

This series marks a rematch of last year's Eastern Conference Final, in which the Lightning prevailed in six games. The defending champs eliminated the Carolina Hurricanes in Round 2, while the Islanders dispatched the Boston Bruins.

Golden Knights vs. Canadiens

Game Date Home Time (ET)
1 June 14 Golden Knights 9 p.m.
2 June 16 Golden Knights 9 p.m.
3 June 18 Canadiens 8 p.m.
4 June 20 Canadiens 8 p.m.
5* June 22 Golden Knights 9 p.m.
6* June 24 Canadiens 8 p.m.
7* June 26 Golden Knights 8 p.m.

In this matchup, the NHL's newest team will take on the league's oldest. The series will also mark the first time this season a Canadian team takes on an American team. The Canadian government recently implemented a travel exemption for clubs entering the country for the final two rounds of the playoffs.

NHL releases semifinals schedule
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