Sunday, April 11, 2010
The playoff picture is set. Out west the match-ups are as follows
#1 San Jose vs #8 Colorado
#2 Chicago vs #7 Nashville
#3 Vancouver vs #6 Los Angeles
#4 Phoenix vs #5 Detriot
In the Eastern Conference, Ollie Jokinen failed to score in the shootout for the New York Rangers who lost 2-1 to the Philadelphia Flyers Sunday afternoon giving the final playoff spot to Philly. With the win, the Flyers moved up to the 7th seed and Montreal fell to 8th. Here are the matchups:
#1 Washington vs #8 Montreal
#2 New Jersey vs #7 Philadelphia
#3 Buffalo vs #6 Boston
#4 Pittsburgh vs #5 Ottawa
Over the next couple of days I will try and give my analysis of each playoff matchup including which series have upset potential.
Steven Stamkos and Sidney Crosby each finished the regular season with 51 goals for a 2-way tie for the Rocket Richard trophy - Alexander Ovechkin finished the season with 50. Henrik Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks finished the season 1st overall in points with 112 points to win his first Art Ross trophy.
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