While this seems like an unlikely Stanley Cup Finals, it’s a match-up of the Western Conference’s number one seed versus the number one overall seed last year.
And then there were four. This has definitely been the most wide-open NHL playoffs in some time.
No sweeps and only one five-game series made for a compelling first round of the NHL playoffs, where both first-round teams were eliminated, but neither was too surprising.
A first round preview to the widest open Stanley Cup Playoffs in some time.
The Avalanche have the +/- playoff stat on their side. The Avalanche occupy the second through seventh spots and have two others in the top fifteen.
The Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Rangers Game 7 is why I never bet, even though I'm right more often than wrong.
What a first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs! After some ugly lopsided games, we got five Game 7's, and all were close. That’s a first.
And so, we began our first normal NHL playoffs in three years. I got all the first-round matchups I wanted even though it wasn't looking good when the Predators were up 4-0 on the Coyotes.