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NFT: NHL Playoff Thread

pjcas18 : 4/9/2018 9:39 am
I know some of you hockey fans won't watch, but I will and maybe the Devils fans on here start their own thread, but thought I'd let the other thread die and start a playoff thread.

Bruins shit the bed last night and wind up with TOR instead of NJD. Not sure they preferred one over the other or not but generally I'd prefer being the higher seed though it hasn't show much lately in terms of winning a cup.

Some compelling matchups, In the East, battle of PA, BOS vs TOR most interesting to me, but all look good.

In the West, I'm interested in seeing how LVG does and I'm not sure anyone has the talent that WIN does, but they're not playoff tested, see how that goes.

NSH is my favorite right now (going out on a limb).

I read as retribution for not sending their players to the Olympics, that NBC has put some playoff games on the Golf Channel. The f-ing Golf Channel. Pretty sure FiOS removed that a couple years ago.

matchups below:



full schedule:

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Eastern Conference

Lightning (A1) vs. Devils (WC2)

Game 1: April 12 at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.
Game 2: April 14 at Tampa Bay, 3 p.m.
Game 3: April 16 at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
Game 4: April 18 at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
*Game 5: April 21 at Tampa Bay, TBD
*Game 6: April 23 at New Jersey, TBD
*Game 7: April 25 at Tampa Bay, TBD

Bruins (A2) vs. Maple Leafs (A3)

Game 1: April 12 at Boston, 7 p.m.
Game 2: April 14 at Boston, 7 p.m.
Game 3: April 16 at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Game 4: April 19 at Toronto, 7 p.m.
*Game 5: April 21 at Boston, TBD
*Game 6: April 23 at Toronto, TBD
*Game 7: April 25 at Boston, TBD

Capitals (M1) vs. Blue Jackets (WC1)

Game 1: April 12 at Washington, 7:30 p.m.
Game 2: April 15 at Washington, 7:30 p.m.
Game 3: April 17 at Columbus, 7:30 p.m.
Game 4: April 19 at Columbus, 7:30 p.m.
*Game 5: April 21 at Washington, TBD
*Game 6: April 23 at Columbus, TBD
*Game 7: April 25 at Washington, TBD

Penguins (M2) vs. Flyers (M3)

Game 1: April 11 at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Game 2: April 13 at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Game 3: April 15 at Philadelphia, 3 p.m.
Game 4: April 18 at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
*Game 5: April 20 at Pittsburgh, TBD
*Game 6: April 22 at Philadelphia, TBD
*Game 7: April 24 at Pittsburgh, TBD
Western Conference

Predators (C1) vs. Avalanche (WC2)

Game 1: April 12 at Nashville, 9:30 p.m.
Game 2: April 14 at Nashville, 3 p.m.
Game 3: April 16 at Colorado, 10 p.m.
Game 4: April 18 at Colorado, 10 p.m.
*Game 5: April 20 at Nashville, TBD
*Game 6: April 22 at Colorado, TBD
*Game 7: April 24 at Nashville, TBD

Jets (C2) vs. Wild (C3)

Game 1: April 11 at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
Game 2: April 13 at Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m.
Game 3: April 15 at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Game 4: April 17 at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
*Game 5: April 20 at Winnipeg, TBD
*Game 6: April 22 at Minnesota, TBD
*Game 7: April 25 at Winnipeg, TBD

Golden Knights (P1) vs. Kings (WC1)

Game 1: April 11 at Vegas, 10 p.m.
Game 2: April 13 at Vegas, 10 p.m.
Game 3: April 15 at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.
Game 4: April 17 at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.
*Game 5: April 19 at Vegas, 10 p.m.
*Game 6: April 21 at Los Angeles, TBD
*Game 7: April 23 at Vegas, TBD

Ducks (P2) vs. Sharks (P3)

Game 1: April 12 at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m.
Game 2: April 14 at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m.
Game 3: April 16 at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
Game 4: April 18 at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
*Game 5: April 20 at Anaheim, TBD
*Game 6: April 22 at San Jose, TBD
*Game 7: April 24 at Anaheim, TBD
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Flyers goalie was incredible  
dep026 : 4/20/2018 8:23 pm : link
Then gave an easy one.
I still don't know how that went in  
pjcas18 : 4/20/2018 8:27 pm : link
looked like in all the replays he had the post, but I guess not.

and you're right he's been the story early in this game, Neuvirth had been playing great.
What the hell was that?  
Route 9 : 4/20/2018 8:33 pm : link
Penguins PP? Shoot the puck at least once?
Wheels could be coming  
pjcas18 : 4/20/2018 8:38 pm : link
off for the Flyers. Give up a bad angle goal to Guentzel and now pens to the PP.
Flyers  
pjcas18 : 4/20/2018 8:41 pm : link
shut me up with the shortie to tie it.
Moronic pass  
Route 9 : 4/20/2018 8:42 pm : link
Nice Philadelphia gift
Penguins  
pjcas18 : 4/20/2018 9:37 pm : link
get lazy late, Flyers capitalize, take a late lead, looks like there's going to be a game 6
Flyers goalie  
dep026 : 4/20/2018 9:39 pm : link
Just robs Crosby.

Single handily keeping flyers alive.
great game  
pjcas18 : 4/20/2018 9:42 pm : link
by the Flyers. Neuvirth stole a W. Game 6 at home on Sunday, to force a game 7.
Might seem weird to say about a hall of famer  
pjcas18 : 4/20/2018 9:51 pm : link
and one of the best players of this generation, but man, Malkin is lazy some times. He makes a lot of highlight reel plays, but he also does some stuff (mostly in the defensive zone) that would land anyone else on the bench in some systems.
Actually rooting for the Flyers to advance  
NYerInMA : 4/20/2018 10:31 pm : link
I hate them and the Pens, but the Flyers haven't won the last two Cups so I'm ok with them advancing another round and sparing us the three-peat. Glad to see Winnipeg advance too. With the Kings out, I can safely root for any of the remaining Western teams.
I have no desire to see the Penguins repeat  
pjcas18 : 4/21/2018 9:38 am : link
but at this point I like watching Crosby play.

So as many games as I can get from him in the playoffs the better.

If I had to pick a team, which I wouldn't do unless forced to, so I'm not actually rooting for them, it would be the Jets.

They're so young and so good and have a great team building blueprint.

I think back to the Trouba requesting a trade days and wish MTL would have got creative and made that happen.

Two elimination games today (TBL can close out NJD and BOS can close out TOR, unlike yesterday both teams who can close out the series are at home, which if they lost, would force a game 6 on the road for them up 3 - 2. Hoping that happens.

CBJ and WAS also today is tied 2 - 2

CBJ vs WAS ans TBL vs NJD are at 3pm, BOS vs TOR is at night.
Classic NHL  
Kyle in NY : 4/21/2018 11:52 am : link
Three games today, instead of staggering them all so thereís a game throughout the day, they put two on at the same time.

This league has the dumbest leadership
RE: Classic NHL  
pjcas18 : 4/21/2018 12:11 pm : link
In comment 13923854 Kyle in NY said:
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Three games today, instead of staggering them all so thereís a game throughout the day, they put two on at the same time.

This league has the dumbest leadership



Agree, typical, I just don't think they wanted a game at noon for whatever reason.

And I read NBC sort of hosed them some say b/c of not sending NHL players to the Olympics, and only gave them limited options. I think there are some games on the golf channel.
Yeah definitely think itís possible  
Kyle in NY : 4/21/2018 1:27 pm : link
NBC is getting some revenge for the olympics. In general Iím not a big fan of the NBC coverage anyway. Way too much Pierre McGuire and Mike Milbury.

When the time comes Iíd like to see the league explore other options, or at least a joint partnership like what the nba has with ESPN and TNT. There should never be a game on the freakin golf channel.
Devils lucky to be in this game  
pjcas18 : 4/21/2018 4:48 pm : link
and it's just the kind of game to see the team being dominated win. End of 2, TBL up 1 - 0 on a Sergachev seeing eye 1st period goal.

Been a parade to the penalty box by NJD, some ticky tack, some stupidity by NJD.
Cory Schneider has a little bit  
Mr. Bungle : 4/21/2018 4:55 pm : link
to do with it, too.
Absolutely  
pjcas18 : 4/21/2018 4:57 pm : link
Schneider is standing on his head (to use the goalie cliche).

but the Devils are doing a great job defensively to clog the middle, Lightning are dominating zone play, but strangely not getting a tons of good lucks and 2nd chances, the Devils have a lot of bodies in traffic.
Another goal  
pjcas18 : 4/21/2018 5:35 pm : link
through traffic for the Lightning.

Could be the dagger in the Devils season.

Down 2 with under 5 left.
empty net  
pjcas18 : 4/21/2018 5:39 pm : link
for the Devils and they close the gap to 1 with 3 min left.
Lol these playoffs have been great  
Route 9 : 4/21/2018 5:40 pm : link
NJ Tampa Bay has been as good as any game I've seen
Good game  
pjcas18 : 4/21/2018 5:45 pm : link
Devils season done.
WAS  
pjcas18 : 4/21/2018 5:46 pm : link
CBJ headed to OT.
Callahan and Mcdonaugh  
Route 9 : 4/21/2018 5:48 pm : link
Telling the NJ Devils to go the fuck home
Didnít expect a long playoff run from the Devils  
PetesHereNow : 4/21/2018 5:57 pm : link
Too young, not stout enough defensively. But the future is bright as they appear to have a superstar in Hall and some young talent with him in guys like Hischier and Bratt who clearly wore down over the course of the long season.

The future should be bright. Now Iím hoping for a Cip run from my Western conference team, the Knights.
...  
Route 9 : 4/21/2018 6:03 pm : link
Eh. I know way too many smug Devil fans personally so it will always be funny when they lose.

I wanna have SOME fun.
RE: ...  
PetesHereNow : 4/21/2018 6:06 pm : link
In comment 13924235 Route 9 said:
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Eh. I know way too many smug Devil fans personally so it will always be funny when they lose.

I wanna have SOME fun.


Cool story, bro. Thereís assholes in every fan base.

But Tampa should probably send the NYR rings if they go on to win the Cup. You all gifted them like 5 good players for pretty much nothing.
...  
Route 9 : 4/21/2018 6:11 pm : link
Yeah, it is a cool story. It's called a rivalry, lol. You'd be lolling as well if the Rangers lost.

2003 aint so recent, aint it? I think Scott Stevens is looking for a retirement home.
LOL  
Route 9 : 4/21/2018 6:13 pm : link
These games haven't been anything but flat today
Have been  
Route 9 : 4/21/2018 6:14 pm : link
...
Washington leads series  
Route 9 : 4/21/2018 6:16 pm : link
...
RE: ...  
PetesHereNow : 4/21/2018 6:18 pm : link
In comment 13924248 Route 9 said:
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Yeah, it is a cool story. It's called a rivalry, lol. You'd be lolling as well if the Rangers lost.

2003 aint so recent, aint it? I think Scott Stevens is looking for a retirement home.


Trolling the Devils when theyíve won three cups since the Rangers last won one is the height of shitty logic. Itís like a Cowboys fan making fun of our Giants for last year.
RE: RE: ...  
JayBinQueens : 4/21/2018 6:26 pm : link
In comment 13924258 PetesHereNow said:
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In comment 13924248 Route 9 said:


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Yeah, it is a cool story. It's called a rivalry, lol. You'd be lolling as well if the Rangers lost.

2003 aint so recent, aint it? I think Scott Stevens is looking for a retirement home.



Trolling the Devils when theyíve won three cups since the Rangers last won one is the height of shitty logic. Itís like a Cowboys fan making fun of our Giants for last year.

Stop using logic against a fan base that thinks making the playoffs is the accomplishment to hang their hat on
Hold your breath stuff in that entire OT.  
tony stg : 4/21/2018 6:29 pm : link
Caps showing some heart?
Right just like the way Devil fans  
Route 9 : 4/21/2018 6:34 pm : link
mocked 97-04 Rangers for missing the playoffs. I can't get on the same train? Nice to see your fanbase act proud of your team getting bounced the first round.

Hell the fucking Eagles won after 58 years and Cubs after 100+ years so you might want to watch your tone.

That's my point, those Devil cups are old news as well.
Don't need to watch the whole thing (Louis is hilarious so you might  
JayBinQueens : 4/21/2018 6:57 pm : link
Want to) but the point is made 1:50 in.
RE: Don't need to watch the whole thing (Louis is hilarious so you might  
JayBinQueens : 4/21/2018 6:58 pm : link
In comment 13924301 JayBinQueens said:
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Want to) but the point is made 1:50 in.

I don't mean this as a personal attack. I don't know you or have an opinion of you, but it's the thought towards a lot of ranger fans.
I'm not a devil fan btw
Bergeron  
pjcas18 : 4/21/2018 7:58 pm : link
back tonight for Boston.
Leafs  
pjcas18 : 4/21/2018 8:43 pm : link
flying early. Up 2 - 0 6 left in the 1st.
Great game in Boston  
pjcas18 : 4/21/2018 9:34 pm : link
end to end action, B's with a PP goal to cut the lead to 1, Leafs answer right back to restore the 2-goal lead.
Oh fuck the Caps  
Rover : 4/21/2018 10:02 pm : link
and their so called heart.
RE: Oh fuck the Caps  
tony stg : 4/21/2018 10:28 pm : link
In comment 13924538 Rover said:
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and their so called heart.

LOL at Rover.
Crazy  
pjcas18 : 4/21/2018 10:32 pm : link
pace right now in Boston. B's cut the lead to 1, and the play is intense right now.
Andersen  
pjcas18 : 4/21/2018 10:59 pm : link
was unreal, going back to Toronto.

RE: Andersen  
tony stg : 4/21/2018 11:00 pm : link
In comment 13924596 pjcas18 said:
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was unreal, going back to Toronto.

Entertaining game.
This is why many advanced stats in hockey are meaningless  
pjcas18 : 4/21/2018 11:10 pm : link
I haven't checked but I'm going to guess Corsi and Fenwick overwhelmingly are in Boston's favor. Hot goalie and/or capitalizing on the few opportunities you have offsets possession and zone starts, etc.

Everything except PDO.

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These numbers from tonight's game via @NatStatTrick are something else..
11:05 PM - 21 Apr 2018

Great games all day  
Route 9 : 4/21/2018 11:10 pm : link
...
agree  
pjcas18 : 4/21/2018 11:11 pm : link
great games all day
RE: This is why many advanced stats in hockey are meaningless  
Kyle in NY : 4/21/2018 11:29 pm : link
In comment 13924604 pjcas18 said:
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I haven't checked but I'm going to guess Corsi and Fenwick overwhelmingly are in Boston's favor. Hot goalie and/or capitalizing on the few opportunities you have offsets possession and zone starts, etc.

Everything except PDO.



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These numbers from tonight's game via @NatStatTrick are something else..
11:05 PM - 21 Apr 2018



I donít understand this point. Like any statistic, small sample size is a factor. Nobody that believes in advanced stats claims that having the advantage in numbers for a single game leads to a certain win
even over a season  
pjcas18 : 4/21/2018 11:33 pm : link
I think PDO is a better indicator of results than Corsi or Fenwick.

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