NHL Playoff Schedule 2018

Erica Murray
April 15, 2018

Exhausted of scoring goals like a normal human, this is just the latest display of Crosby's mastery of the arts of hockey.

Yeah, well, the Flyers need all that they can get. The chase for Lord's Stanley Cup will start with three games on the docket.

If Canada wants to back a team that could win the Stanley Cup, the Jets are the way to go. Everyone (myself included) has been waiting for the "regression" to hit this team, and it never happened.

Regular season MVP candidate Taylor Hall makes his Stanley Cup Playoff debut with the New Jersey Devils, who have a tall task as a wild card team facing the top team in the East in the Tampa Bay Lightning. With the playoffs set to be underway today, here are some predictions that I have for the 2018 #Nhl Playoffs.

Flyers are 0-4 in their last 4 games following a loss of 3 or more goals and over is 10-1 in Flyers last 11 vs. If anyone uses the phrase "integrity of the game" in connection with the National Basketball Association after this season of tanking, open tryouts and resting players for no apparent reason, please slap them upside the head.

More importantly, Elliott got some crucial playing time to steady his game - those two starts were as important to his mental edge as they were to his physical status. "But obviously, playoffs is a different atmosphere". Winnipeg is the better team (on paper at home), but Minnesota is no joke, they could easily walk away with a series win if they find a way to slow down this Winnipeg offence.

The Predators and Lighting are both really strong teams.

Neuvirth was called upon then and responded brilliantly, with a 31-save victory in Game 4 and an even better, 44-save Game 5 shutout win. The Predators should be able to handle the Avalanche in four games easily as they are stronger at each position and Avalanche starting goalie Semyon Varlamov is injured and won't be available in the first round.

In its short time as an NHL franchise, Las Vegas has become a hockey destination - and not just for the extracurriculars elsewhere in the city.

Look, the Flyers probably can't play much worse and the Penguins can't play much better.

"We had too many holes", Hakstol said.

Nashville carries a deep attack, with six players earning 50 or more points in the regular season, including Filip Forsberg, who had 26 goals and 38 assists. The Bruins had a tremendous second half of the season, finishing one point behind the Lightning. A team with more veteran players can disrupt this youthful squad. That may instill some confidence in the Flyers' faithful, but the Penguins won all four regular-season games, pouring in five goals each time. From the Pacific Division, we have Vegas Golden Knights, Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks. Carried by vets who have been around for the Kings' Stanley Cup years - like Jonathan Quick, Anze Kopitar, and Dustin Brown - don't be surprised to see the Kings pull off the first round upset. Claude Giroux was an uncharacteristic minus-4 and played one of his worst games of the season. However, they'll definitely get rolled in the second round by Pittsburgh - you heard it here first. All you have to do is click the link below to sign up and watch all the Stanley Cup hockey you want.

The Predators gave up a first-round draft pick in adding size and versatility to acquire forward Ryan Hartman from Chicago.

After not making the playoffs a year ago, the Flyers are back and ready to face their in-state rivals, the Pittsburgh Penguins.

For the record, last year's simulation got one of the participants right (Nashville) but not eventual champion Pittsburgh. Future Vezina Trophy victor Pekka Rinne was elite this season, their defence was once again top in the league thanks to P.K. Subban and Roman Josi and their offence is just good enough to finish in the top half of the league.

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