With both the Eastern and Western Conference Finals essentially on the brink, I was wondering -- what the heck happens to the postseason schedule if each of those series end in a four-game sweep?
Heck, it was hard enough going Sunday-Thursday last week without any hockey between Round Two and Round Three. How in the world would puckheads be able to cope with the prospect of a massive layoff between Round Three and the Stanley Cup Finals?
Fear not, for we have uncovered evidence that the powers that be are already considering just that eventuality. We've paired this news -- provided via the tireless Sean Leahy -- with a picture of the Cup and actress Lindsay Lohan, because, well, you never know when Ms. Lohan might want to check her schedule and plan around the Finals.
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After all, she's originally from Long Island and they used to win Cups there a lot. Though, to be sure, not anytime in recent history.
With that, here it is, all mapped out:
Red Wing & Penguins sweep 4-0
Game One: Tuesday, 5/20 @Detroit
Game Two: Thursday, 5/22 @Detroit
Game Three: Saturday, 5/24 @Pittsburgh
Game Four: Monday, 5/26 @Pittsburgh
If one or both series lasts five games
Game One: Thursday, 5/22 @Detroit
Game Two: Saturday, 5/24 @Detroit
Game Three: Monday, 5/26 @Pittsburgh
Game Four: Wednesday, 5/28 @Pittsburgh
If one or both series goes to six games
Game One: Saturday, 5/24 @Detroit
Game Two: Monday, 5/26 @Detroit
Game Three: Wednesday, 5/28 @Pittsburgh
Game Four: Friday, 5/30 @Pittsburgh