We’re now set for the Stanley Cups Finals with a matchup between the Eastern Conference champion Pittsburgh Penguins and the Western Conference champion San Jose Sharks. If I told you six weeks ago this would be the matchup in the Finals, you would have likely told me that’s a bit far-fetched. However, both teams have been playing great hockey and earned the right to make it to the Finals. It’s great to see the Sharks finally break through to the Finals after many years with great regular seasons, only to end up in playoff disappointment.
Here’s a link to the full schedule for the Finals, Game 1 starts tonight with the Sharks visiting the Penguins at 8:00 p.m. on NBC.
Below is an update of the current standings for The Kitchen predictions. Paul extended his lead to five points with a perfect pick of the Penguins winning in seven games over the Lightning. Joe was the only one to correctly pick both teams to win each conference, picking both the Penguins and Sharks to win their respective Conference Finals matchups. For our Finals picks, a majority are picking the Sharks to win in seven games besides myself. I’m picking the Penguins to continue their hot streak and win the Stanley Cup in six games over the Sharks. It’ll be fun to watch this series as both teams weren’t the frontrunners to end up here when the playoffs began.