NHL Playoffs Set/Preview

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The NHL playoffs are set. Here are the first round matchups that will begin this Wednesday. Here is a look at the games and leading category leaders for each team. 

Eastern Conference:

WC2. Blue Jackets vs. 1. Lightning

  • Game 1 (Wed, April 10th) @ Lightning
  • Game 2 (Fri, April 12th) @ Lightning
  • Game 3 (Sun, Aril 14th) @ Blue Jackets
  • Game 4 (Tue, April 16th) @ Blue Jackets
  • Game 5* (Fri, April 19th) @ Lightning
  • Game 6* (Sun, April 21st) @ Blue Jackets
  • Game 7* (Tue, April 23rd) @ Lightning

Blue Jackets (47-34-4, 98 pts.)

Points: Artemi Panarin (87)

Goals: Cam Atkinson (41)

Assists: Artemi Panarin (59)

Lightning (62-16-4, 128 pts.)

Points: Nikita Kucherov (128)

Goals: Steven Stamkos (45)

Assists: Nikita Kucherov (87)

 

3. Penguins vs. 2. Islanders

  • Game 1 (Wed, April 10th) @ Islanders
  • Game 2 (Fri, April 12th) @ Islanders
  • Game 3 (Sun, April 14th) @ Penguins
  • Game 4 (Tue, April 16th) @ Penguins
  • Game 5* (Thurs, April 18th) @ Islanders
  • Game 6* (Sat, April 20th) @ Penguins
  • Game 7* (Mon, April 22nd) @ Islanders

Penguins (44-26-12, 100 pts.)

Points: Sidney Crosby (100)

Goals: Jake Guentzel (40)

Assists: Sidney Crosby (65)

Islanders (48-27-7, 103 pts.)

Points: Mathew Barzal (62)

Goals: Anders Lee (28)

Assists: Mathew Barzal (44)

 

3. Maple Leafs vs. 2. Bruins

  • Game 1 (Thurs, April 11th) @ Bruins
  • Game 2 (Sat, April 13th) @ Bruins
  • Game 3 (Mon, April 15th) @ Maple Leafs
  • Game 4 (Wed, April 17th) @ Maple Leafs
  • Game 5* (Fri, April 19th) @ Bruins
  • Game 6* (Sun, April 21st) @ Maple Leafs
  • Game 7* (Tue, April 23rd) @ Bruins

Maple Leafs (46-28-8, 100 pts.)

Points: Mitch Marner (94)

Goals: John Tavares (47)

Assists: Mitch Marner (68)

Bruins (49-24-9, 107 pts.)

Points: Brad Marchand (100)

Goals: David Pastrnak (38)

Assists: Brad Marchand (64)

 

WC1. Hurricanes vs. 1. Capitals

  • Game 1 (Thurs, April 11th) @ Capitals
  • Game 2 (Sat, April 13th) @ Capitals
  • Game 3 (Mon, April 15th) @ Hurricanes
  • Game 4 (Thurs, April 18th) @ Hurricanes
  • Game 5* (Sat, April 20th) @ Capitals
  • Game 6* (Mon, April 22nd) @ Hurricanes
  • Game 7* (Wed, April 24th) @ Capitals

Hurricanes (46-29-7, 99 pts.)

Points: Sebastian Aho (83)

Goals: Sebastian Aho (30)

Assists: Teuvo Teravainen (55)

Capitals (48-26-8, 104 pts.)

Points: Alex Ovechkin (89)

Goals: Alex Ovechkin (51)

Assists: John Carlson (57)

 

Western Conference:

3. Blues vs. 2. Jets

  • Game 1 (Wed, April 10th) @ Jets
  • Game 2 (Fri, April 12th) @ Jets
  • Game 3 (Sun, April 14th) @ Blues
  • Game 4 (Tue, April 16th) @ Blues
  • Game 5* (Thurs, April 18th) @ Jets
  • Game 6* (Sat, April 20th) @ Blues
  • Game 7* (Mon, April 22nd) @ Jets

Blues (45-28-9, 99 pts.)

Points: Ryan O’Reilly (77)

Goals: Vladimir Tarasenko (33)

Assists: Ryan O’Reilly (49)

Jets (47-30-5, 99 pts.)

Points: Blake Wheeler (91)

Goals: Mark Scheifele (38)

Assists: Blake Wheeler (71)

 

WC2. Stars vs. 1. Predators

  • Game 1 (Wed, April 10th) @ Predators
  • Game 2 (Sat, April 13th) @ Predators
  • Game 3 (Mon, April 15th) @ Stars
  • Game 4 (Wed, April 17th) @ Stars
  • Game 5* (Sat, April 20th) @ Predators
  • Game 6* (Mon, April 22nd) @ Stars
  • Game 7* (Wed, April 24th) @ Predators

Stars (43-32-7, 93 pts.)

Points: Tyler Seguin (80)

Goals: Tyler Seguin (33)

Assists: Tyler Seguin (47)

Predators (47-29-6, 100 pts.)

Points: Ryan Johansen (64)

Goals: Viktor Arvidsson (34)

Assists: Ryan Johansen (50)

 

3. Golden Knights vs. 2. Sharks

  • Game 1 (Wed, April 10th) @ Sharks
  • Game 2 (Fri, April 12th) @ Sharks
  • Game 3 (Sun, April 14th) @ Golden Knights
  • Game 4 (Tue, April 16th) @ Golden Knights
  • Game 5* (Thurs, April 18th) @ Sharks
  • Game 6* (Sun, April 21st) @ Golden Knights
  • Game 7* (Tue, April 23rd) @ Sharks

Golden Knights (43-32-7, 93 pts.)

Points: Mark Stone (73)

Goals: Mark Stone (33)

Assists: Mark Stone (40)

Sharks (46-27-9, 101 pts.)

Points: Brent Burns (83)

Goals: Joe Pavelski (38)

Assists: Brent Burns (67)

 

WC1. Avalanche vs. 1. Flames

  • Game 1 (Thurs, April 11th) @ Flames
  • Game 2 (Sat, April 13th) @ Flames
  • Game 3 (Mon, April 15th) @ Avalanche
  • Game 4 (Wed, April 17th) @ Avalanche
  • Game 5* (Fri, April 19th) @ Flames
  • Game 6* (Sun, April 21st) @ Avalanche
  • Game 7* (Tue, April 23rd) @ Flames

Avalanche (38-30-14, 90 pts.)

Points: Nathan MacKinnon (99)

Goals: Nathan MacKinnon (41)

Assists: Nathan MacKinnon (58)

Flames (50-25-7, 107 pts.)

Points: Johnny Gaudreau (99)

Goals: Johnny Gaudreau (36)

Assists: Johnny Gaudreau (63)

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