Get your GPS Cup protector on: Kings’ home June 4, 6 and 11 for Stanley Cup finals … and NBC Sports Channel-driven

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The NHL announced today the schedule for the 2012 Stanley Cup final, and while five of the seven games are set to air on NBC’s over-the air channel — KNBC-Channel 4 in L.A. — Games 3 and 4 will be on the NBC Sports Network.

Not a dream sequence for Kings fans. Those are the two guaranteed home games for the Kings against the winner of the N.Y Rangers-New Jersey series.

You know what Spicoli said about his surfing competition. Right, Stu?

Here’s how it unfolds (times PDT):

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==Game 1: Wednesday, May 30: Kings at N.Y. Rangers/New Jersey, 5 p.m., Channel 4
==Game 2: Saturday, June 2: Kings at N.Y. Rangers/New Jersey, 5 p.m., Channel 4
==Game 3: Monday, June 4: Kings vs. N.Y. Rangers/New Jersey at Staples Center, 5 p.m., NBC Sports Network
==Game 4: Wednesday, June 6: Kings vs. N.Y. Rangers/New Jersey at Staples Center, 5 p.m., NBC Sports Network
==Game 5: Saturday, June 9*: Kings at N.Y. Rangers/New Jersey, 5 p.m., Channel 4
==Game 6: Monday, June 11*: Kings vs. N.Y. Rangers/New Jersey at Staples Center, 5 p.m., Channel 4
==Game 7: Wednesday, June 13*: Kings at N.Y. Rangers/New Jersey, 5 p.m., Channel 4
=* if necessary

The Kings are only the second No. 8 seed to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals (Edmonton in 2006), the seventh team to reach the Stanley Cup Finals in 14 games (12-2 record) since 1987 when the NHL went to a four-round best-of-seven series format. No team has done it in fewer games, the first NHL team to win eight straight road games in a playoff year.

Dating back to last year, the Kings have won 10 straight road playoff games – an NHL record for consecutive road playoff wins spanning more than one year.

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