The Stanley Cup playoffs kicked off on the 11th of April with tons of hits, goals, fights and of course… hockey! The fans electrify after every big hit or amazing goal occurs, and this series is nothing shy of that.
The Cup itself was donated to Lord Stanley of Preston, Canada, in 1892. The cup has been won 94 times and is a prestigious honor to hoist it above your head as a sign of great triumph. The players on the winning team that have played 41 regular season games get to have their name encrypted onto the trophy.
The most memorable moments are not “arguabily” the fights. The NHL is known for fighting and has frowned upon, but can’t get rid of it and most the fans agree that it sure does make for an exciting game. When there is a fight the players that are involved in the fight go to the penalty box for 5 minutes. It’s not very uncommon to see a few teeth go missing after a good hockey fight.
The playoffs consist of 4 rounds of grueling hockey games. These are Conference Quarter-finals, Conference Semi-finals, Conference Finals, and Stanley Cup Finals. Most teams were in the Semi-finals with the exception of the LA Kings, who were blown out by the St. Louis Blues. My prediction is that it will be the Washington Capitals vs. the LA Kings in the Finals.
Even if your team doesn’t make it to the Finals, it’s still fun to watch. So sit back in your chairs and get ready for a great series!!