2016 NHL Stanley Cup Finals Predictions

Our friends at The Swing of Things break down the Stanley Cup Finals.

The Swing of Things

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Stanley Cup Finals: San Jose Sharks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Regular season series: The two teams split the regular match up with the road team winning both times, with the Sharks winning 3-1 and then the Penguins winning 5-1 a month later.

San Jose Sharks:

How the Sharks got here: The Sharks shocked a lot of people by defeating the Los Angeles Kings in five games in round one, went on to dispatch the Predators in a lengthy seven-game series, and then defeated the St. Louis Blues in six games to move onto the franchise’s first Stanley Cup Final.

Important Number: 315. The number of combined playoff games that Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau had played without a Stanley Cup Finals appearance. This is important whether you swear by playoff experience or by beginners’ luck, and, either way, their experience will play a roll in the final.

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