SERIES I - A1 vs. A3 1 BOSTON BRUINS vs. 3 MONTREAL CANADIENS Game 1: Thu. 7:30PM @BOS Game 2: Sat. 12:30PM @BOS Game 3: Tue. 7PM @MON Game 4: 5/8 7:30PM @MON Game 5: 5/10 TBD @BOS * Game 6: 5/12 TBD @MON * Game 7: 5/14 TBD @BOS *
SERIES J - M1 vs. M2 1 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS vs. 2 NEW YORK RANGERS Game 1: Fri. 7PM @PIT Game 2: Sun. 7:30PM @PIT Game 3: Mon. 7:30PM @NYR Game 4: Wed. 7:30PM @NYR Game 5: 5/9 TBD @PIT * Game 6: 5/11 TBD @NYR * Game 7: 5/13 TBD @PIT *
WESTERN CONFERENCE SECOND-ROUND MATCHUPS
SERIES K - C3 vs. W1 3 CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS vs. 4 MINNESOTA WILD Game 1: Fri. 9:30PM @CHI Game 2: Sun. 3PM @CHI Game 3: Tue. 9PM @MIN Game 4: 5/9 TBD @MIN Game 5: 5/11 TBD @CHI * Game 6: 5/13 TBD @MIN * Game 7: 5/15 TBD @CHI *
SERIES L - P1 vs. P3 1 ANAHEIM DUCKS vs. 3 LOS ANGELES KINGS Game 1: Sat. 8PM @ANA Game 2: Mon. 10PM @ANA Game 3: 5/8 10PM @LAK Game 4: 5/10 TBD @LAK Game 5: 5/12 TBD @ANA * Game 6: 5/14 TBD @LAK * Game 7: 5/16 TBD @ANA *
* if necessary Times are EDT!
I have no idea what I'm predicting! But why let that stop me...
Bruins in 7 Rangers in 7 Blackhawks in 5 Ducks in 5
Penguins in six Bruins in six Ducks in six Blackhawks in, you guessed it, six
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Now the question is, how is this going to affect the cap? Will we also be able to resign Hossa or are we going to unfortunately see him walk? The big dilemma had always seemed to be, Hossa or Franzen because you're not getting both.