It started with a quote from Nathan MacKinnon after they lost to the Vegas Golden Knights in the second round.
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.
With about six games remaining, the East has finally and predictably been clinched. Everyone's current seeding should stay the same. The only drama is who will get the top spot in the Metropolitan.