Not even the most avid hockey fan could have predicted that a sixth seed and an eighth seed would be competing for the cup.
So many times before, we have seen that good regular season form does not guarantee success in the playoffs.
Giants fall and Cinderella stories emerge, but that's why we love it.
No such thing has happened in hockey since the 1988 Edmonton Oilers maintained the same record on their way to becoming champions.
Despite this bizarre final matchup, both teams have proven that they are deserved contenders.
Here are 25 statistics I bet you didn't know about the Stanley Cup Finals, to get you hyped for tonight's showdown.