AUSTIN, Texas — The 2018 Stanley Cup Final was an epic night in the NHL.
The New York Rangers beat the Detroit Red Wings in five games to advance to the Final, defeating the Boston Bruins 4-1.
Here’s a look at all five teams who made it to the final.1.
New York Red WingsThe Red Wings lost in six games to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the playoffs.
The Lightning won that series 2-1 in five, but the Red Wings were not the favorites.
They were the underdog in each game, but that was only because they were up 1-0 in the third period of the first period.
In the third, with the Red Wing leading 3-2, they scored two goals in three seconds to tie the game at 4-4.
The Red Wings got the game back when Matt Stajan scored on a shorthanded power-play goal.
After two straight goals from Teemu Selanne in the final two minutes, Pavel Datsyuk scored on the power play.
The Red Wing fans were so proud of their team, and they were excited by their ability to win.
But they were not impressed by their goal scorers.
They weren’t happy with their goalie either.
He was awful, and he got the better of his teammates.
He allowed four goals on 30 shots.
They made a lot of mistakes, and the RedWing fans didn’t like it.
They didn’t see the game as a Stanley Cup championship, but they loved the fact they got to play the Stanley Cup final with their team and it was an important one.2.
Boston BruinsThe Bruins won the 2017 Stanley Cup.
They had a dominant run in the postseason, finishing in the top six all four years.
Boston was the best team in the East at the time of the Finals.
They took the series in six, with a win in Game 6 on April 3.
They won the series with a goal in Game 7.
The Bruins dominated the series, but lost to the Bruins in six.
Boston did win in five but fell short in Game 1.
The team was built around the defense of Ryan Spooner and Brad Marchand.
They also played well offensively.
But the Bruins were not ready for a big series with the Capitals, and that hurt them.
The Penguins beat the Bruins 4, 2, 3, 2 in six in the Final.3.
San Jose SharksSan Jose was not a Stanley Trophy contender in 2018.
The Sharks were the favorites to win it all.
They went on a 13-game winning streak and had the best record in the West.
But their star defenseman was Alex Goligoski.
He had two goals and six assists.
The other two stars on defense were Matt Nieto and Tomas Hertl.
The defense of Matt Nieto had some problems.
Nieto did not play well all year and he needed to be in better shape.
They could have played better defense.
He also did not have the best offensive season, but he was the biggest reason why they won.4.
Pittsburgh PenguinsThe Penguins were one of the best teams in the League, and it hurt them in the playoffs as they lost in seven games to Boston.
They beat the Rangers 4-2 in five.
They played the series closely in Game 4.
They outshot Boston, but not as well as they should have.
Pittsburgh did not win the series but the Penguins did get to play in front of their hometown crowd.
They scored two goal in the second and overtime, and their defense dominated in the series.5.
Tampa Bay LightingThe Lightning were the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs and had a strong run in them, going 15-5-2 with four first-round wins and three playoff games.
They led the league in goals scored with 38, but didn’t have a chance to advance.
The second round was tough, as the defending Stanley Cup champions were playing a team from Boston that was not very good.
They fell to the Washington Capitals 3-1 and had to play Game 7 on Friday night.
The series went to seven games.
The game started on the penalty kill, and Tampa had a chance on the third goal when Matt Read made a good pass on the left wing.
The puck was caught in the corner of the net and it went to goalie Ben Bishop for the winning goal.
They did not score on the game.
They lost Game 6 to the Detroit Capitals 4-3.
The Lightning did not get a chance in the Stanley Tournament, and not even the best of them.
They have to be really proud of themselves for that.6.
Boston Red WingsThis is an interesting team.
The Wings had a great run, winning six straight and playing great hockey all year.
But injuries did not help.
They missed their top defenseman in Roman Polak, and goaltender Brian Elliott, and left wing David Backes, who played in all seven games for Boston.
It is hard to predict how good this team