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.
We were all waiting to see where Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers would go. He was either going to the Colorado Avalanche or the Florida Panthers.