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.
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.
NHL 2021-22 Recap Week 21 Heritage Classic, Matthews and Gaudreau hot, Kings playoff bound, Eichel returns
The annual Heritage Classic took place in Tim Horton's Field, featuring the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Buffalo Sabres. The Sabres are the first non-Canadian team to play and an odd choice.