Open Thread: Stanley Cup Playoffs Day 16

Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs starts tonight!

Tonight starts the second round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

To get here, the San Jose Sharks swept the Anaheim Ducks, the Vegas Golden Knights swept the Kings, the Winnipeg Jets eliminated the Minnesota Wild in five games, and the Nashville Predators advanced after a six-game series with the Colorado Avalanche. In the Eastern Conference, the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the New Jersey Devils in five games, the Boston Bruins needed all seven games to move past the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Washington Capitals eliminated the Columbus Blue Jackets in six games, and the Pittsburgh Penguins qualified after six games against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Now, it’ll be a battle between the Golden Knights and Sharks in the Pacific Division, Predators and Jets in the Central Division, Lightning and Bruins in the Atlantic, and the Capitals and Penguins in the Metropolitan. You can find our predictions for those matchups here. Two of those series start tonight.

  • 7:00 p.m. ET. Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals. Game 1 | Series is tied 0-0.
  • 10:00 p.m. ET. San Jose Sharks at Vegas Golden Knights. Game 1 | Series is tied 0-0./

Capitals: Japers Rink

Penguins: Pensburgh

Golden Knights: Knights on Ice

Sharks: Fear the Fin