Adidas officially takes over the manufacturing of NHL jerseys next season.
Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final between the Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins will be Monday, May 29 at 8 p.m. The two teams have never met in a playoff series. TOP STORYLINES 1. THE FEAT TO REPEAT In reaching the final for a second consecutive spring, the defending titleholders are attempting to becoming the first team to repeat as Stanley Cup champions since the Detroit Red Wings accomplished the feat in 1997 and 1998. Of course, in order to go back-to-back, the Pens will have to do it without a true No. 1 defenceman after Kris Letang was lost late in the season. Since the Carolina Hurricanes won the Cup in 2006, every champ has sported a stud blueliner including: 2016, Letang, Penguins;
PITTSBURGH — The Ottawa Senators played with heart but lost a heartbreaker. The pain was evident by the looks on their faces in a quiet dressing room. The Senators were unable to win the first Game 7 in franchise history as Chris Kunitz scored his second of the game in double overtime to give the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 win and the Prince of Wales Trophy with a 4-3 series victory in the Eastern Conference final. Instead of hosting Game 1 of the Cup final Monday night at home, the Senators will head to the Canadian Tire Centre on the weekend to pack their bags after the most successful season in recent history that included playoff wins over the Boston Bruins and New York