Puck drops this evening in the run for the Cup.
For me the two match-ups to watch in the first round are Ottawa-Pittsburgh and Vancouver-Dallas. I believe these are going to be hard fought, close battles.
(1)Buffalo vs (8)NYI - Buffalo in 6. Isles will steal 2.
(2) Atlanta vs (7)NYR - Thrashers in 7.
(3)NJ vs (6)Tampa Bay - Jersey in 5.
(4)Ottawa vs (5)Pittsburgh - Hate going against a Canadian team, but Pens in 7.
(1)Detroit vs (8)Calgary - Calgary in 6. Hasek vs Kiprusoff, a battle of goalies.
(2)Anaheim vs (7)Minnesota - Minnesota had a heck of a finish to the season. Wild in 7.
(3)Dallas vs (6)Vancouver - Should be a heck of a battle, Vancouver in 7.
(4)Nashville vs (5)San Jose - I should pick Nashville, as they have collected much of the revenue sharing funds, which the Leafs paid into Another hard fought battle, San Jose in 6.
Decisions, decisions, the playoff television schedules for Round 1:
I see channel hopping in my future.