In a different world, the NHL's conference finals would have wrapped up this weekend, setting the stage for the Stanley Cup Final 🏆
More NHL history on this date...May 24, 1988, Game 4 of the 1988 Stanley Cup Final between the Oilers and Bruins at Boston Garden was halted by a power outage. The 3-3 game was eventually suspended. The Oilers, who were leading the series 3-0, won the next game to "sweep in 5".
ICYMI the NHL proposal: it's a 24-team playoff format, the top 4 teams in each conference would play each other for seeding. the remaining 16 teams face off in a best-of-5 play-in round to set the final 16 to compete for the Stanley Cup.
A first but not final step to resumption of the NHL season. They are determined to award the Stanley Cup.