The Pittsburgh Penguins will rely on speed and scoring depth to chase their second Stanley Cup in eight seasons, while a savvy veteran presence and deep blueline will be keys for the San Jose Sharks as they seek to hoist the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history. More
They've been teammates for Canada and foes in the NHL and junior hockey, but Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Sidney Crosby will be taking things to another level starting tonight in the Stanley Cup final.
The Pittsburgh Penguins appear to have the weaker defense corps than the San Jose Sharks. Will San Jose's star forwards dominate the Cup final?
With limited salary-cap space and several key players to re-sign both this summer and next, GM Steve Yzerman faces some difficult decisions.
Matt Nieto missed the entire Western Conference final, but Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final could see the 23-year-old Sharks winger make his return to the lineup. Nieto has one goal and three points in 11 games this post-season.
The farm teams for the Columbus Blue Jackets and Washington Capitals will square off for the main prize as the AHL celebrates its 80th season. Expect a hot series between two markets that have been very historically successful. And you can watch it all for free…
Penguins defenseman Trevor Daley was slated to miss 4-to-8 weeks of action with a broken ankle suffered in the Eastern Conference final, effectively ending his season. But Daley isn’t ruling himself out, even though it might take a miracle for him to get back into the lineup.
Toronto Maple Leafs prospect, and Knights co-captain Mitch Marner, was named tournament MVP. The 19-year-old had an assist in the win on Sunday.
The 32-year-old scored five goals and nine assists in 20 regular season games with the Russian club. He added seven goals and eight assists in 23 playoff games as Magnitogorsk, won the Gagarin Cup.