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2020 Stanley Cup NHL Playoffs: Six former Penguins in the conference finals

Six former members of the Penguins have advanced to the ‘final four’ of the 2020 NHL Playoffs

Pittsburgh Penguins v Vegas Golden Knights Photo by Jeff Bottari/NHLI via Getty Images

With the Penguins having been eliminated in the qualifying round of the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, a few former players have had more success, making their way to the Eastern and Western Conference Finals for their respective teams.

Marc-Andre Fleury

Fleury has started four games for the Vegas Golden Knights, having won three of them. The most notable thing to happen in this iteration of the playoffs for Fleury was the infamous tweet from his agent after Head Coach Peter DeBoer announced he was leaning on Robin Lehner for Game 1 of the second round series against Vancouver.

Fleury got the nod for Game 1 of the Conference Final against Dallas, allowing a goal on the Stars’ first shot of the game.

It would be the only goal scored in the game, with Dallas taking a 1-0 series lead.

Ryan Reaves

Reaves has scored 4 points so far in this playoffs. He had to sit out Game 1 of the Conference Final against Dallas after being suspended for an illegal hit to the head of Tyler Motte in Game 7 against Vancouver.

Jamie Oleksiak

Oleksiak seems to have found his game during his second stint in Dallas, with three goals and three assists in this playoffs for the Stars so far.

Tom Kuhnhackl

One of three former Penguins playing for the Islanders, Kuhnhackl played early on in the postseason during the qualifying round against Florida, but hasn’t seen the ice in nearly a month.

Derick Brassard

Brassard, one of the other former Penguin lacing the skates up for New York seems to have found his game as well. Two goals and six assists in this playoffs so far, including a beautiful assist in Game 7 against the Flyers.

Thomas Greiss

Another goaltending carousel much like Vegas, but with less drama, Barry Trotz has been alternating time between Semyon Varlamov and Greiss.

Greiss got the nod in Game 7 against the Flyers and he registered a 16-save shutout to help send the Islanders into the Conference Final. Greiss also got the opportunity to start Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final against Tampa, but lasted less than 11 minutes giving up three goals on nine shots before getting pulled.

Of the six former Penguins in the Conference Final round, which have the best chance of winning the Stanley Cup? Vote below.


Which former Penguins have the best chance of winning the 2020 Stanley Cup?

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  • 6%
    Derick Brassard, Thomas Greiss, and Tom Kuhnhackl
    (48 votes)
  • 74%
    Ryan Reaves and Marc-Andre Fleury
    (536 votes)
  • 18%
    Jamie Oleksiak
    (132 votes)
716 votes total Vote Now