It all comes down to this! The Tampa Bay Lightning will face the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference on May 26. The winner goes to the Finals and HollywoodLife.com wants you to see this game. Click to watch!
The stakes can’t be any higher for the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Tampa Bay Lightning. These two teams will meet for one last time in the 2016 NHL Playoffs. The winner advances to the Stanley Cup finals, while the loser goes home. Who’s going to win?
The Pens may have the edge going into this May 26 game, as the final match in the Eastern Conference Finals will take place from the Consol Energy Center in scenic Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The winner of this game goes on to face the San Jose Sharks in the NHL Finals for the glory of taking home the Stanley Cup. Make sure you get an eyeful of the hottest hunks on the ice before the game. It all kicks off at 8:00 P.M. EST.
Pittsburgh avoided elimination, wining game 6 with a score of 5-2, thanks to Penguin’s goaltender, Matt Murray, per SB Nation. Matt defended against 29 shots in the game, with 18 in the final period alone. Matt held down the fort while Sidney Crosby, 28, Phil Kessel, 28, and Kris Letang, 29, dismantled Tampa Bay’s defense. Show your Pittsburgh Pride by getting an official Penguins jersey here.
The Bolts are in rough shape. Tampa Bay’s captain Steven Stamkos, 26, who has been sidelined with a blood clot near his collarbone, will likely sit this game out, according to ESPN. The Lightning’s Ben Bishop, 29, who suffered a lower-leg injury in Game 1, isn’t cleared for a return. The Bolts will have to rely on Brian Boyle, 31, to lead the charge, as he scored the team’s only 2 points in their last game. Get your official Tampa Bay jersey here.
However, Tampa Bay’s defensemen Anton Stralman, 29, is 7-0 in career Game 7s, while his teammate, forward Brian Boyle, is 6-0. “We went through this before as a group, so guys are definitely comfortable in this situation,” Steve Samkos said. “They know the way we’ve got to play.”
The Penguins lead in shots, shots attempts, scoring chances and high-dangers chances, according to USA Today. However, this game is pretty much a free-for-all, with both teams will leave everything out on the ice. Who will advance? Will the Lightning shock the Pens or will Pittsburgh sent Tampa Bay packing back to Florida?
Who do you think will win this game, HollywoodLifers?