It's Wings v. Pens
(1) Detroit v. (5) Dallas
Red Wings win series 4-2
In one corner, there are the Pittsburgh Penguins, champions of the Eastern Conference, the young upstarts, closing in on a Stanley Cup championship in only Sidney Crosby's third season.The Stanley Cup final starts up Saturday and we're going to have plenty of off days to chew over the series even after it gets underway.
In the other corner, here come the Detroit Red Wings, the model of NHL stability, experienced, steady, making their fourth appearance in the Stanley Cup final in the past 11 years.
It is a battle for the ages.
Why the NHL prolongs these things every year, I haven't the foggiest, but hockey will be played in June this year unless there's a sweep.
Game 1: Saturday, May 24 - Pittsburgh at Detroit
Game 2: Monday, May 26 - Pittsburgh at Detroit
Game 3: Wednesday, May 28 - Detroit at Pittsburgh
Game 4: Saturday, May 31 - Detroit at Pittsburgh
Game 5: Monday, June 2 - Pittsburgh at Detroit
Game 6: Wednesday, June 4 - Detroit at Pittsburgh
Game 7: Saturday, June 7 - Pittsburgh at Detroit
All games will be shown on CBC in Canada, while Games 1 and 2 are Versus in the U.S. NBC picks up for Game 3 and beyond.
That might be it from me on this one, although we had a live blog at FanHouse and I'll have a post talking about the new KHL for early tomorrow morning.