Schedule for 2023 Western Conference Final: Golden Knights vs. Stars
The Vegas Golden Knights will compete in the Western Conference Final for the fourth time in six seasons after eliminating the Edmonton Oilers in six games nearly a week ago. The third-round matchup against the Dallas Stars will begin Friday, May 19; if necessary, Game 7 will be May 31.
Vegas has home-ice advantage throughout the series against Pete DeBoer and the Stars.
The Golden Knight defeated Winnipeg in five games and Edmonton in six in the first two rounds of the playoffs to reach this point, while Dallas went through Minnesota in six games and eliminated Seattle in seven.
Dallas finished second in the Central Division with 108 points in the regular season, trailing Vegas' conference-leading 111 points by three.
The Golden Knights and Stars met three times in the regular season, with the Stars taking all three matchups. Vegas did earn two points with two shootout losses, going 0-1-2.
These teams faced each other in the third round of the 2020 postseason in the bubble; Dallas won the series in five games before losing to Tampa Bay in the Stanley Cup Final. Four of the five games were decided by one goal, and two of them required overtime. The only game that was not decided by one goal was Game 2, a 3-0 victory for Vegas.
The Golden Knights are 8-3-3 in the all-time matchup against the Stars.
The Eastern Conference Final will pit the Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers against each other.
Golden Knights vs. Stars – Round 3 schedule
Game 1: Stars at Golden Knights – Friday, May 19 – 5:30 pm (ESPN)
Game 2: Stars at Golden Knights – Sunday, May 21 – 12:00 pm (ABC, ESPN+)
Game 3: Golden Knights at Stars – Tuesday, May 23 – 5:00 pm (ESPN)
Game 4: Golden Knights at Stars – Thursday, May 25 – 5:00 pm (ESPN)
Game 5*: Stars at Golden Knights – Saturday, May 27 – 5:00 pm (ABC, ESPN+)
Game 6*: Golden Knights at Stars – Monday, May 29 – 5:00 pm (ESPN)
Game 7*: Stars at Golden Knights – Wednesday, May 31 – 6:00 pm (ESPN)