Twenty-two games have already been decided in overtime. Teams have rallied from 3-1 series deficits and staged miracle comebacks in a Game 7. The possibility exists that Original Six teams could meet in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1979.
The Stanley Cup Playoffs are like nothing else in professional sports -- and that's according to the latest edition of Sports Illustrated set to hit newsstands.
Two of the three regional SI covers this week are NHL-themed -- in one, Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask is pictured making a sprawling stop against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference Final. A second cover shows Chicago Blackhawks forward Marcus Kruger delivering a crunching hit against the Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference Final.