For one team, the Stanley Cup Final is the last act of a tragedy. The NHL playoffs are a zero-sum game, and to claw your way past three opponents, each time savoring triumph and glory, but then experience the bitterness of monumental defeat is cruel. It is riches to rags performed on the public stage. … Read the whole thing.
May 28, 2017 by Sam Hitchcock
May 13, 2017 by Sam Hitchcock
Game 7s often reveal more about the teams than they do the individual players. The Penguins have faced elimination in two series in the Mike Sullivan era. Last year, the Penguins won 2-1 over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 7th game of the Eastern Conference finals, receiving two goals from Bryan Rust. This year, … Read the whole thing.