Here is the schedule for the 2016 NHL conference finals. The Pittsburgh Penguins will play the Tampa Bay Lightning, while the St. Louis Blues will play the San Jose Sharks.
The playoff beard is a time-honored tradition. It also presents something for your opponent to grab onto as we learned in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final.
The Tampa Bay Lightning did not have the NHL's best record, but they will be the toughest challenge the Pittsburgh Penguins have faced this postseason.
Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop has a "lower body injury."
The NHL continues to look away from dangerous plays as it does not suspend Ryan Callahan for his hit from behind on Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang.
The Lightning lost their No. 1 goaltender, but they won Game 1 over the Pittsburgh Penguins to open the Eastern Conference finals.
The Tampa Bay Lightning briefly lost another top player Friday night when Tyler Johnson had to leave the game after a knee-on-knee hit from Pittsburgh Penguins forward Chris Kunitz.
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan opened the first game of the Eastern Conference finals with a dangerous hit from behind on Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang.
Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber had what might have been the worst game of his NHL career in Game 7 against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night. What happened?
The San Jose Sharks are moving on to the Western Conference finals thanks to a dominating win over the Nashville Predators in Game 7 on Thursday night.

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