2015 Eastern Conference Finals Results: The 2015 NHL Eastern Conference Finals saw the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the New York Rangers for a chance at the Stanley Cup. The defending Eastern Conference Champion New York Rangers came into the series brimming with confidence, and looked poised to return to the Stanley Cup Finals for a 2nd straight season. But the Rangers came into a battle with a gritty Tampa Bay Lightning club that clawed their way to a 3-2 series lead after dropping the 1st game. The Rangers responded by blowing the Lightning out in Tampa Bay, forcing a Game 7 in New York. But that's when Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop took over, shutting out the Rangers in Game 7, his 2nd shutout of the series, to push the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Stanley Cup.
The Eastern Conference Finals pit the NHL Conference's best two teams in a seven game series with the winner advancing on to the Stanley Cup Finals. The best-of-seven series follows a 2-2-1-1-1 format where the higher-seeded team starts with the home advantage. Each team is guaranteed two home games and if necessary the higher seeded team will host games 5 and 7 while the lower seeded team hosts game 6. Most Eastern Conference Finals Wins: