Friday, 26 May 2017

We Start On Monday

I'm in a ball tournament that begins tonight, so the updates will be short and sweet this weekend. Chris Kunitz became the oldest player to score a Game Seven overtime winner last night as the Penguins advanced to the Stanley Cup Final to become the first team to have their first six appearances in the final as back-to-back appearances. This will also mark the first time that two American-born coaches will face off in the Stanley Cup Final. Mike Sullivan joins Toe Blake and Larry Robinson as the third coach to win his first seven NHL Playoff series.

And all of that means nothing once the games start on Monday. I'm excited as a Penguins fan to see if the team can repeat, but the Predators will be the toughest team that the Penguins will encounter yet based on how effectively they have dispatched the Blackhawks, the Blues, and the Ducks. And I'm not certain the Predators have faced a team with as much speed in their forward ranks as the Penguins have. These two teams split the season series with each team winning at home, so Monday will add a new chapter to this battle.

Are you ready?

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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