It’s time for the Eastern Conference finals of the 2016 NHL Playoffs. Two of the league’s best teams, the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Pittsburgh Penguins, play Game 1 on May 13. HollywoodLife.com wants you to see this game so click to watch!
It’s Friday the 13, so it’s perfect time for some hockey. However, Jason Voorhees will have to sit back and let someone else wear the goalie mask, because it’s time for the NHL Playoffs! The Pittsburgh Penguins clash against the Tampa Bay Lightning. With the Pens slash Tampa Bay or will the Lightning leave Pittsburgh stunned with a loss?
The Tampa Bay Lightning, champs of the Atlantic Division, will travel to Steel City to meet the Metropolitan Division-winning Penguins on their home turf. Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals takes place on May 13. You can spend your time gazing at some gorgeous players, but don’t miss out when the action starts at 8:00 P.M. EST.
Hopefully, fans won’t end up with a case of whiplash from watching this game, as this series features two of the speediest teams in the NHL, according to ESPN. The Penguins’ offensive line of Phil Kessel, 28, Carl Hagelin, 27, and Nick Bonino, 28, were essential in leading the Pens over their bitter rivals, the Washington Capitals, in an epic series. Show your Pittsburgh pride with an official jersey, which you can get here.
Tampa Bay has made it all the way to the Eastern Conference finals without two of their key players – Anton Stralman, 29 and Steven Stamkos, according to the Boston Globe. With Anton likely to return for this series, he and Victor Hedman, 25, could be the 1-2 defensive punch that shuts down the Pens. Let everyone know you’re rooting for the Lightning by getting an official Tampa Bay t-shirt here.
Tampa Bay will need all the help they can get if Sidney Crosby, 28, remembers he’s the captain of the team and has 36 goals in the regular season, according to ESPN. If he joins in the offensive blitz, Tampa Bay may not survive for long.
Game 2, scheduled for May 16, will also take place in Pittsburgh before the series heads south to Tampa Bay on May 18 and 20. The winner of this epic clash will head towards the NHL Finals to battle for the Stanley Cup. Will Tampa Bay triumph or will Pittsburgh bring the cup back to Steel Town?
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