The 2016-17 NHL season begins in just a few days, and if you haven’t been keeping up with the games, the playoffs and post-season are fast approaching.
Here are the games that will begin on Monday, October 5, the final day of the regular season.
Last year, the Edmonton Oilers won the Stanley Cup, and the Chicago Blackhawks captured their third championship in four years.
This year, you have the Anaheim Ducks to look forward to, as they also finished in the top half of the Western Conference standings.
The Washington Capitals, Los Angeles Kings and Edmonton Oilers are all in the running for the Stanley Trophy.
Below are the post-seasons games, with the Stanley and the Conn Smythe trophy at the bottom of the standings:For the record, the Stanley has a different color and is awarded to the player who wins the championship.
The Conn Smytle trophy is awarded for the best rookie of the NHL’s first five seasons.
The other trophies are awarded to a player who plays at least 200 games, is the most valuable player in the league and scores more than 30 goals.
The Penguins and Anaheim Ducks will meet in the Stanley on Monday.
The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Anaheim Oilers will meet on Monday night.
The Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning will meet Wednesday night.
The Anaheim Ducks and the New York Rangers will meet Sunday night.
There are four teams that will meet Monday night in the finals of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The St. Louis Blues, Minnesota Wild, Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals will face off for the final playoff spot in the East.