I call it bizzaro because it seems like the opposite of everything I thought would happen, has happened (ex. LA Kings and Vancouver). No, I don't believe it's my poor ability to pick winners. There must be something wrong in the universe.
Series Record & Storyline: The B's 1 - Caps 0. While celebrating the Bruins' overtime victory, a pane of glass from the boards dropped on David Krejci. The Bruins say that his neck is sore, but should be in the game on Saturday. Also, watch how The B's manhandle Alex Ovechkin. Ovie had some good shots, but he also got destroyed - several times - when the Bruins took the body.
Series Record & Storyline: Blueshirts 1 - '07 SCF Losers 0. The Rangers owned Ottawa in the first game. I expect nothing different. And because I just said that, the Sens will win 10 - 1.
Series Record & Storyline: Fishies 1 - Andy Mac's Team 0. The Sharks netted the game winner in the first double-overtime game of the playoffs. San Jose is so up and down, but they seem to keep up with St. Louis. Ken Hitchcock is a tough coach and I don't expect to see the same mistakes made in Game 1.
Series Record & Storyline: Quebec 1 - 'Hawks 0. The Coyotes continue to be a surprise. I thought Chicago would wipe the floor with them, especially after Phoenix lost their leading scorer, Radim Vrbata, to an undisclosed injury, natch. Leave to the guy who has his own built-in catch phrase, Martin Hanzal (he's so hot right now), to score the game winner in OT. Bizzaro playoffs, indeed.