Best Moments of the Stanley Cup Final

The Stanley Cup Finals are over which means the hockey season is finally over. It’s been a long season and even though we haven’t seen as many great moments as in previous seasons we’ve still had some moments that will stay with us for a long time.

The best moment of the season? I’m not sure how it can be anything other than the Chicago Blackhawks winning their third Stanley Cup in six years. You can argue that the LA Kings were better or that they have a better coach or whatever but the fact remains that the Blackhawks were the better team in this series and that’s all that matters.

If you want to see more of my thoughts on this series then you can check out my recap of Game 6 here.

The second best moment? Probably when Phil Kessel scored his first goal of the playoffs after going over 100 games without one. That was a big moment for him because he has never been known as a playoff performer and now he finally has one under his belt.

The third best moment? Probably when Patrick Kane made an amazing pass to Artemi Panarin for what turned out to be the game winner in Game 4 against Nashville. That was an incredible play by both players and one I will

The Los Angeles Kings won their second Stanley Cup in three years. With the number of injuries they faced, it’s amazing they were able to overcome such odds and win. The Kings won 3-2 in double overtime against the New York Rangers. During the series, there were five overtime games, including three double overtime games. The game was intense, but the Kings prevailed.

The Kings had a lot of injuries during this series. They were missing their starting goaltender Jonathan Quick, who was sidelined with a groin injury. Jeff Carter also suffered a lower body injury and missed a few games. Tanner Pearson was suspended for two games after he had an illegal hit on Connor McDavid.

For the most part, the Rangers had all their players available. But they lost Derek Stepan in Game 3 when he broke his jaw after being hit by Robyn Regehr’s shot during Game 3.

The Carolina Hurricanes have been known for their home-ice advantage, but the Boston Bruins have been a dominant team on the road this postseason. The Bruins are 7-2 on the road, and one win away from claiming the Stanley Cup for the first time since 2011.

The Hurricanes haven’t won a playoff series at home in regulation since 2009 when they beat the New Jersey Devils 4-0 in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. They lost Game 3 of their second-round series against the New York Islanders and Game 6 of their Eastern Conference finals matchup against the Bruins in overtime at home.

“They’re a great team,” said defenseman Dougie Hamilton after Game 6. “I thought we were right there with them. We had our chances to score goals and finish them off, but couldn’t find a way.”

But Hamilton said he’s not worried about playing an elimination game at home.

“We’ve got our crowd,” he said. “They’ll be loud, and hopefully it will help us out.”

The Stanley Cup Final is a best-of-seven series, meaning that the first team to win four games wins the series and becomes Stanley Cup champions. The National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs consist of four rounds of best-of-seven series. The third round determines which team from the Western Conference and which team from the Eastern Conference will play in the final round, the Stanley Cup Final.

The first two rounds are known as the conference quarterfinals and semifinals, and precede the conference finals. Of these six series, four are played to determine the teams that advance to the conference finals. In turn, two conference finals series are played to determine the participants in the Stanley Cup Final. All three rounds in each conference are played in a conventional best-of-seven format:

the higher remaining seed in each conference plays against the lowest remaining seed

the second and third seeds play against each other

the winners of these two series play each other in the conference finals

The winner of each series advances to the next round. The matchups for each playoff round are determined by seeding number, which is ordered by regular season points. Teams are re-seeded after every round within their conference (i.e., reseeding from 1–8 occurs after quarter

Despite an incredible start to the series when they won the first three games and led Game 4 2-0 with less than four minutes to play in the second period, the Pittsburgh Penguins were unable to defeat the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 of the National Hockey League championship series.

The Red Wings, who had battled back from a 3-1 series deficit, returned home and took a 3-2 lead. Then they went back to Pittsburgh and survived a furious comeback attempt by the Penguins in Game 6 and won 2-1 in double overtime on a goal by Niklas Kronwall at 9:12 of the second overtime.

Afterwards, a pumped up Henrik Zetterberg declared to reporters, “We are going to win in Detroit!”

The Penguins rebuffed that assertion by taking a 2-0 lead on goals by Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin early in the second period. They kept coming at goalie Chris Osgood with shots but couldn’t beat him again.

In fact, it was Pavel Datsyuk’s Penalty Shot Goal at 12:53 of the second period that seemed to ignite the Red Wings’ comeback against a deflated Penguins team. The Wings scored two more goals before the end of regulation time to take a 3-2

The Ducks are hoping their first trip to the Final since 2007 will be a better one than their last.

The Ducks lost a five-game final to the Ottawa Senators in 2007, who scored twice in the final minute of Game 5 at Honda Center for a 6-2 victory.

It’s been eight years since then and Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau knows it will take a special effort to win four of seven games against the Lightning.

“It’s tough,” said Boudreau, who was coaching in Washington at the time and watched that final on television. “They’re all so good now and they’re all so deep. It’s going to be a challenge.”

The Stanley Cup Final is the NHL’s championship series to determine the winner of the Stanley Cup, North America’s oldest professional sports trophy. The Stanley Cup Final is played in a best-of-seven format between two teams. It concludes the NHL’s 82-game regular season and playoff schedule. The Stanley Cup was first awarded in 1893, originally called the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup. The winners kept it until a new champion was crowned. Currently, it is awarded to the winner of the annual play-off tournament having won the Conference Finals. After each play-off round, survivors are re-seeded based on their regular season points.

In 1892, after a dispute over what team had won the 1891 Cup, trustees were named for the trophy, who then awarded it to Canada Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) champion Montreal Hockey Club in 1893. After a series of league mergers and folds, it became the de facto championship trophy of the NHL in 1926 and then the de jure NHL championship prize in 1947.[2] There are actually three Stanley Cups: the original bowl of the “Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup”,[3] and a replica used since 1948; since 1958, another replica has been held by The Hockey Hall of Fame; a third replica

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