SERIES I - A1 vs. A2 MONTREAL CANADIENS vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Game 1: Fri. 7PM @MON Game 2: Sun. 6PM @MON Game 3: Wed. 7PM @TB Game 4: 5/7 7PM @TB Game 5: 5/9 TBD @MON * Game 6: 5/12 TBD @TB * Game 7: 5/14 TBD @MON *
SERIES J - M1 vs. M2 NEW YORK RANGERS vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS Game 1: Thu. 7:30PM @NYR Game 2: Sat. 12:30PM @NYR Game 3: Mon. 7:30PM @WAS Game 4: Wed. 7:30PM @WAS Game 5: 5/8 7PM @NYR * Game 6: 5/10 TBD @WAS * Game 7: 5/13 TBD @NYR *
WESTERN CONFERENCE FIRST-ROUND MATCHUPS
SERIES K - C3 vs. W1 CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS vs. MINNESOTA WILD Game 1: Fri. 9:30PM @CHI Game 2: Sun. 8:30PM @CHI Game 3: Tue. 8PM @MN Game 4: 5/7 9:30PM @MN Game 5: 5/9 TBD @CHI * Game 6: 5/11 TBD @MN * Game 7: 5/13 TBD @CHI *
SERIES L - P1 vs. P3 ANAHEIM DUCKS vs. CALGARY FLAMES Game 1: Thu. 10PM @ANA Game 2: Sun. 10PM @ANA Game 3: Tue. 9:30PM @CAL Game 4: 5/8 9:30PM @CAL Game 5: 5/10 TBD @ANA * Game 6: 5/12 TBD @CAL * Game 7: 5/14 TBD @ANA *
* if necessary
Hey, the Wild DID move on!
I'm excited about three and a half of these series. (Sorry, Lightning!)
I'm rooting for enough overtimes in the Saturday matinee that it gets shunted to another channel when the Kentucky Derby coverage has to start.
I'm currently tied for 499399th in the NHL Bracket Challenge after picking five correctly (missed Tampa, Calgary and Chicago - why'd I pick Nashville again?) so I will continue to pick with my heart and say:
Trading Iginla for anything other than another superstar would only help in the short term, because it would probably cause many season-ticket holders to run for the door if they trade him for young prospects.