PITTSBURGH VS TAMPA BAY;
The Pens did an amazing job of surviving injuries, especially losing Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. They have an incredible system set up, so that all the players in their organization, at every level, understands the systems that they use in every situation, so any player who is promoted to the Pittsburgh from the minor leagues, knows exactly what is expected of them in any and all situations during a game. Even the words they use are identical for anything involving strategy or systems. That would largely explain why there was so little drop off in their play, after they were hit with the losses of their franchise players. Steve Yzerman, made a brilliant move, in acquiring Dwayne Roloson. He has had Stanley Cup finals experience with Buffalo in 1999, carried the Oilers on a lengthy playoff run a few season ago, and has had more than a few games,where he has faced 60 or so shots on goal. He has also had international exposure, playing in world hockey tournaments for Team Canada. This has the makings of a hard fought, and very close series. Marc-Andre Fleury helped lead the Pens to their Stanley Cup win a few seasons ago.
Pittsburgh wins in 7.