WHY GOD? WHY? Playoff Thread: NYR/OTT & PHX/CHI


So the Kings are moving on to the second round to face the St. Louis Blues. Yeah, I'm not too excited about that, but STL should give LA a run for its money. You can count on me to be the biggest St. Louis Blues fan in the world. Shouldn't be too hard to cheer for them, considering they have my long-lost love Andy McDonald.

Here's how we predicted the series and where we are at in predictions:

#1 Vancouver vs. #8 Los Angeles Correct Predictions
Winner # of Games Team # of Games* Total Correct
Jen Vancouver 5 Jen 2 0 2
Robby Vancouver 6 Robby 1 0 1
Daniel Los Angeles 6 Daniel 3 2 5
Kristen Vancouver 5 Kristen 2 1 3
Sara Vancouver 5 Sara 1 0 1
Chris Vancouver 7 Chris 2 0 2
Justin Los Angeles 6 Justin 2 1 3
Kevin Vancouver 6 Kevin 1 0 1
*Must Predict Winner to Get Credit for Correct Number of Games

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GAME 1: New York Rangers at Ottawa Senators, 4:00PM on NBCSN, CBC, RDS, MSG

SBN Sites: Blueshirt Banter & Silver Seven

Series Record & Storyline(s): Brian Adams 3 - Frank Sinatra 2. Could another upset be upon us? We saw #8 take down a #1 last night. NYR owned Ottawa in Game 1 and that was about it. From what I've read, Sens Captain Daniel Alfredsson could be back in the lineup tonight. As for the Rangers, Brian Boyle did not make the trip to Ottawa after suffering this hit from Chris Neil. On the bright side, they will get Carl Haggelin back after serving his three game suspension for the elbow that took Alfie out of the lineup in the first place.

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GAME 2: Phoenix Coyotes at Chicago Blackhawks, 6:00PM on CNBC, TSN, RDSI, FS-Arizona+ (HD), CSN-Chicago (HD)

SBN Sites: Five For Howling & Second City Hockey

Series Record & Storyline(s): No Raffi Torres 3 - No Marian Hossa 2. Now that the Marian Hossa Ordeal has been closed by the Shanahammer and Raffi Torres is out for 25 games, the drama lies only with the Blackhawks. They continue to the be Cardiac Kids of the playoffs. They've either tied late and won or tied late and lost - all in OT. Who knows how much time (and luck) Captain Serious and his Flying Monkeys have left.

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