clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

2018 Stanley Cup playoffs: May 7 open thread

Here’s your place to discuss all the action.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The conference finals can be set Monday with wins by the Washington Capitals and Winnipeg Jets. Both teams hold 3-2 series leads heading into Game 6.

The Capitals will look to end the Pittsburgh PenguinsStanley Cup three-peat quest at PPG Paints Arena. The Penguins have gone through the Capitals the past two years en route to winning the Cup. The Capitals are also trying to reach the Eastern Conference Final for the first time since 1998. They’re 0-6 since then when needing a win to advance to the ECF. The Capitals aren’t the only ones in Washington who struggle in that situation.

Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban guaranteed a Game 7 against the Jets. The Predators, who lost to the Penguins in last year’s Stanley Cup Final, will have to play much better than in Saturday’s 6-2 loss in Game 5 to win Monday and force a Game 7 back in Nashville. The Jets have never reached the Western Conference Final.

How to watch Monday’s games:

Stanley Cup playoffs schedule

Matchup Series Time TV
Matchup Series Time TV
Game 5: Washington at Vegas WSH 3-1 7 p.m. NBC

SB Nation sites to follow on Twitter:

Washington (@japersrink) at Pittsburgh (@pensburgh)

Nashville (@ontheforecheck) at Winnipeg (@arcticicehockey)