BY: Nikolas D.

The Eastern and Western Finals are starting to take place. Although the San Jose Sharks are no longer involved, Sharks’ fans still take notice of the games between the non-eliminated teams.

In the East, the Pittsburgh Penguins battle the Carolina Hurricanes. Both teams fought hard to remain in the playoffs. The Penguins defeated their neighborly rivals the Philadelphia Flyers in six games before facing longtime rivals the Washington Capitals. Yet Alexander Ovechkin and the rest of the team could not stop the Penguins as they won game seven. Now, they face the Hurricanes.