It looks like because both of the Western Conference series went seven games, the Eastern Conference Finals won't begin until this Saturday.
Elliotte Friedman all but confirmed it.
The Eastern Conference Final begins Saturday in Pittsburgh. HNIC will televise that series and Games 4-7 of the West Final.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) May 28, 2013
Last year at this time the Stanley Cup Finals had already begun .This year, because of the lockout, the schedule was pushed back.
This does give the Penguins and Bruins a much-needed rest. It also gives the hockey world a whole week to play out every possible storyline.