Thursday, April 29, 2010
Post Quarter and Pre-Semi Stanley Cup Playoffs
4. Pittsburgh Penguins / 8. Montreal Canadiens
Penguins beat Senators in the series 4-2
Canadiens beat Capitals in the series 4-3
It was a hot Halak that downed the powerhouse Capitals. Pundits are stunned that the Caps were ousted in the Quarterfinals.
Um, RJ Umberger called it.
And speaking of Pittsburgh, that's who the Habs get to play as a reward for going to the semi-finals.
This season we aren't making predictions because we are superstitious. But we know one person in our house who is pumped for this series. And she won't stop wearing her Carey Price t-shirt...
It's going to be nice to see the Penguins have home ice in the whole Eastern Conference. Who would have thought that would have happened?
6. Boston Bruins / 7. Philadelphia Flyers
Bruins beat Sabres in the series 4-2
Flyers beat the Devils in the series 4-1
The Bruins came out and got scoring from unlikely sources. They were supposed to be beatable without Marc Savard in their line-up. Um, guess again.
And now Marc Savard is roaring to come back.
This series is going to be intense.
Philly is banged up so they're going to be meaner than before. If they're going down, they're going to take a few Bruins with them. It's going to be interesting to see how the Flyers perform without Gagner, Carter and Laperriere.
1. San Jose Sharks / 5. Detroit Red Wings
Sharks win series over Avalanche 4-2
Red Wings win in seven games against the Coyotes
Sharks fans are ecstatic that their team made it into the second round of the playoffs. We're sad that it had to be through the Avs. We always liked the plucky underdogs.
Joe Pavelski is going to be a force against the Wings, he was almost unstoppable in the series against the Avs.
And now, the Wings. They were wishy-washy through six games, letting the Coyotes beat them. But when it came down to game seven, wow was it a different team. Game seven showed hockey fans what it is like to be experienced in an elimination game. They were ridiculous.
We have no idea who is going to win this round. At all.
2. Chicago Blackhawks / 3. Vancouver Canucks
Hawks won series 4-2 against the Predators
Canucks won series 4-2 against the Kings
Do you remember the series last season? Ridiculous.
Coach Q has already moved Byfuglien to the wing for the purpose of crashing into Luongo. Like last post-season.
Willie Mitchell will probably not be back for some time to call out Patrick Kane again.
But Daniel/Henrik Sedin have been out of this universe this season. Especially Henrik. We think Daniel's just going along with the ride.
Get ready for the roughstuff.