Building to something

While every division-final game in the Eastern Conference is scheduled for teams’ home rinks, at least, the schedules continue to be oddball: The Pens and Bears have a 2-3-2, and if it goes six games, they’ll play a three-in-three, the first two in Wilkes-Barre. The Bruins and Sharks, meanwhile, start Tuesday in Providence, then take eight days off before resuming in Worcester, alternating sites.

Michael Fornabaio