Series Talk: Around the NHL: 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs — First-round

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First-round Series Winners

Poll closed Apr 23, 2018.
  1. Lightning

    92.6%
  2. Devils

    4.9%
  3. Bruins

    65.6%
  4. Maple Leafs

    27.9%
  5. Capitals

    56.6%
  6. Blue Jackets

    37.7%
  7. Penguins

    83.6%
  8. Flyers

    13.9%
  9. Predators

    87.7%
  10. Avalanche

    6.6%
  11. Jets

    82.8%
  12. Wild

    11.5%
  13. Golden Knights

    59.8%
  14. Kings

    35.2%
  15. Ducks

    38.5%
  16. Sharks

    55.7%
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  1. aufheben

    aufheben #WE’REHAVINGAFIRE.....Sale

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    Wednesday, Apr 11
    Matchup
    Time
    Networks
    Minnesota @ Winnipeg7:00 PM ETCNBC, SN, TVAS, FS-N
    Philadelphia @ Pittsburgh 7:00 PM ETNBCSN, CBC, TVAS
    Los Angeles @ Vegas10:00 PM ET NBCSN, CBC, TVAS, FS-W
    Thursday, Apr 12
    MatchupTimeNetworks
    New Jersey @ Tampa Bay7:00 PM ETNHLN, SN, TVAS, SUN, MSG+
    Toronto @ Boston7:00 PM ETNBCSN, CBC, TVAS, NESN
    Columbus @ Washington7:30 PM ETUSA, SN360, TVAS, FS-O
    Colorado @ Nashville9:30 PM ETNBCSN, SN, TVAS, FS-TN
    San Jose @ Anaheim10:30 PM ETUSA, SN360, TVAS, PRIME, NBCSCA
    Friday, Apr 13
    MatchupTimeNetworks
    Philadelphia @ Pittsburgh7:00 PM ETNBCSN, CBC, TVAS
    Minnesota @ Winnipeg7:30 PM ETUSA, SN, TVAS, FS-N
    Los Angeles @ Vegas10:00 PM ETNBCSN, CBC, TVAS, PRIME
     
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    Rangers743 Yare Yare Daze

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    How my bracket looks currently.
    I'm so excited for this Philly Pittsburgh series, also can't wait for Toronto Boston
     

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    Rooting for the Wild but can't wait to see the white out in Winnipeg. Must be amazing atmosphere to be part of.
    Albeit not sexy the Columbus/Washington series is gonna be very interesting. Can see it going either way. Bob vs Ovie.
    Of course the Boston/Toronto series is gonna be nuts.
     
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    Not bad. You like Philly in that series huh? and i can see your high on the Jets. If the Jets play the preds i'm rooting for the Jets as well.
     
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    Rangers743 Yare Yare Daze

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    Philly always plays Pittsburgh hard, especially in the playoffs. Also not too impressed with the Pens when they play 5 on 5. On the power play, they're amazing but this Pens team is not nearly as good as last years. Also, Murray has been Shaky this year but its not like either Elliot or Mrazek are that much better. It should be one of the more fun series to watch.
    As for the Jets, man I'm rooting so hard for them their offense is probably the best in the league imo, atleast top 3. And they've had great goaltending this year with Hellebuyck. I'd love to see them make the finals this year, just as long as Tampa wins so we get our extra first next year
     
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    Yeah they don't have the safety blanket in Fleury but I can't see them losing to Philly who is still young and raw at certain spots in their lineup. It should be a fun series but I unless Murray gets hurt or plays really bad Pens win this one.
    Yeah I hope they crush Nashville if they play against each other. Their offense is truly dynamic.
     
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    I was wondering if we would ever get new threads
     
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    Wild over the Jets???

    Can I have some of what ur tokin on my friend
     
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    Mac n Gs Gorton plz

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    Woops, that’s a misclick on my part
     
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    Bozle @BrettGardnersHead

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    Thought so :naughty:
     
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    So I was going through stats and who the **** is Yanni Gourde? He had 64 points. Had to double check it thinking it was a typo.
     
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    I don`t know how, but I`ve notion that Colorado will steal the first round - they have surprised me positive this year.
     
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    Lays Vitaly Swagtsov

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    Really small but built pretty well, undrafted and I’m pretty sure he was in Sharks camp at one point or had some connection to them. Looking pretty solid last year for Lightning when injuries hit but no one thought he’d have this kind of year. Should definitely come down to being a 45-50 guy, maybe 55 but no way he touches 60 again.
     
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    Flyers will be lucky to last five games. They're going to have to win every game 7-6 or 8-7 with their goaltending.

    I also think the Jackets are home early again.

    One "upset" I see is Kings beating Vegas. Maybe I'm underestimating the Knights, but I think this big boy hockey is going to be a lot for them to handle unless Fleury has one of his "Eli Manning" moments.

    Devils-Tampa, the wildcard in that series is Vasilevsky. If he isn't refreshed, that could be a very long and close one.
     
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    Go Avs 6 games
     
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    CBJ
    BOS
    TB

    LA
    SJ
    WPG
    NSH

    PIT
    BOS

    SJ
    WPG

    BOS vs WPG final. Boston wins.
     
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    I was not impressed with TB or Boston down the stretch. At least Boston had a ton of injuries. Toronto could beat them. I think NJ can give TB fits if Vas doesn't turn things around.

    I love the Avs, but can't see them winning.

    SJ-Anaheim should be a dog-fight.

    I think the Kings upset Vegas who didn't play well down the stretch.
     
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    I am very much looking forward to the Nashville-Winnipeg matchup in round 2.
     
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    I have the Leafs winning the cup.

    I don't really know why.

    Just a feeling I have
     
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    aufheben #WE’REHAVINGAFIRE.....Sale

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    That would be the end of HFBoards, lol.
     
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    Why is Washington starting Graubauer over Holtby? I know He had a really strong year but this woulda been like us starting Raanta over Hank last year
     
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    Go Away Staal #tradezucc

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    Holtby has been ass.
     
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    I know hes had a bad season but he was still their starter for the entire season, to make this change now is idiotic
     
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    Grubauer got 35 starts this year, including most of the starts down the stretch.

    He's basically been their starter since the end of December.
     
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    You sure he's had 35 starts or is that games he's played in. The score says he started 28
     
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