The Bruins and their followers are elated the workforce has clinched a berth within the Stanley Cup Ultimate, however it may need been prudent to place it off for a bit.
With their Four-Zero victory over the Hurricanes on Thursday, Boston swept Carolina Four-Zero within the sequence and the spherical concluded Could 16.
And, with the Western Convention finals being led by the Sharks 2-1, the earliest that sequence might end could be Could 19.
However, there are actually good odds this may very well be a seven gamer as a result of, if the Sharks and Blues have proven something this postseason, it is that they play lengthy sequence.
The Sharks performed seven video games in every of their first two sequence. The Blues performed six of their first and 7 of their second.
So herein lies the issue: If the Western Convention finals occurs to go to seven video games, it could not be over till Could 23.
In response to Hockey Evening in Canada, if that occurs, the Stanley Cup Ultimate might then begin as late as Could 27. That might be 11 days between video games for the Bruins. That might be the longest layoff within the salary-cap period.
If this postseason has been any indication, relaxation has not favored the workforce with day off.
The Stanley Cup Ultimate might begin as late as Could 27, relying on the size of WCF. That might imply an 11-day await #bruins — the longest within the NHL’s wage cap period.
– Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) Could 17, 2019
Of the three groups which have swept a sequence (Blue Jackets, Islanders, Hurricanes), two of these groups (Islanders, Hurricanes) have been swept within the subsequent spherical.
The mixed document of the three groups is 2-12.
So, whereas it is going to be factor to probably get Zdeno Chara and Chris Wagner again from harm within the Stanley Cup Ultimate, sweeps haven’t labored out effectively this postseason. That can undoubtedly be behind the thoughts of Boston followers.