The Conference Finals matchups are all set after two Game 7’s in the West. In the East we have familiar teams with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning, and in the West we have some new faces looking to turn around their postseason luck in the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues. Although the Penguins-Capitals series should have been reserved for the Conference Finals opposed to the Second Round because of the new Stanley Cup Playoff structure, we have two excellent matchups.
Here’s a link to the schedule for the Conference Finals, Game 1 starts tonight in the East with the Lightning visiting the Penguins at 8:00 p.m. on NBC Sports. The Blues-Sharks series will start Sunday night with the Sharks visiting the Blues at 8:00 p.m., also on NBC Sports.
Below is an update of the current standings for The Kitchen. Paul extended his lead to five points as he doubled up with correct Blues and Sharks Game 7 victories, racking up two bonus points along with correct guesses. We all ended up being correct with the Blues and Sharks making it to the Western Finals and we went 2-for-8 as a group on the Eastern side with only one pick each for the Penguins and Lightning.