There have been many surprises in the 2019 NHL playoffs the top team in the regular season lost in the first round. The St Louis Blues that was last in the league is four wins away from winning the Stanley Cup.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins, Bruins won the series in seven games, the final score of game seven 5-1. The Tampa Bay Lightning were the top seed in the NHL and they thought that it would be a breeze to sweep The Columbus Blue Jackets. However, the Blue Jackets beat the Tampa Bay lightning in four games in game four the final score was 7-3. The Carolina Hurricanes beat the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals in the first round. They won in game seven with a final of 2-1 in double overtime. The New York Islanders beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in four games in a very good series game 4 was won by the Islanders won 3-1. In the West the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators in six games. In game six, the Stars won 2-1 in overtime. The St. Louis Blues beat the Winnipeg Jets in six games. St. Louis won 3-2 in game six. The Colorado Avalanche and Calgary Flames faced off and in 5 games the Avalanche in game 5 Avalanche won 5-1. The San Jose Sharks faced off in a fantastic game seven where the Sharks won in overtime. The final was 5-4 in overtime to move onto round two after having a 5 minute penalty awarded to the Sharks they scored 4 unanswered goals and then the Golden Knights tied it with 3 minutes left and won the game in overtime 5-4.
In round two, the Boston Bruins played the surprising Columbus Blue Jackets and it was a fun series to watch. They played six games where the Boston Bruins won that series. Then the Carolina Hurricanes faced off against the New York Islanders and the Islanders got swept in 4 games personally I wanted the Islanders to win this series because I thought that they were the better team but the Hurricanes shocked me as well as a lot of people In the west St. Louis beat the Dallas Stars in a tight seven games In my opinion I knew this series would be either way turns out the Blues out lasted and had more depth in this series Lastly, the Sharks won another game seven to beat the Avalanche.
And then there were four: The San Jose Sharks, St. Louis Blues, Boston Bruins, and the Carolina Hurricanes. In the East the Bruins swept the Carolina Hurricanes in four games and the St Louis Blues beat the San Jose Sharks in six games.
Before the Stanley Cup Playoffs started sophomore Andrew Zito wanted the Tampa Bay Lightning to win because, “They were the best team in the regular season Lightning had 63 wins in a 82 game span so they were bound to win,” Andrew said.
The finals are going to be the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins and it starts on Monday, May 27th. he favorites are the Bruins, as NHL analysts have said the Bruins will win in 6 games. In Game 1 on Monday the Boston Bruins won 4-2.
Cheer on your team one of these two teams will win the Stanley Cup and have a great summer as a champion. The series is tied right now so it is anybody’s ballgame right now!