For the first time ever all six division winners advance past round one. The only ‘upset’ was fifth seed Nashville defeating 4th seed Anaheim. For once the Conference Finals is truly the battle of the best which could mean four more close and exciting series for hockey fans. Who do you think comes out on top in each match up?
The Flyers currently have three possibilities for their for the next round opponent.The Flyers will face the Bruins in the next round if they win their series. If the Canadiens beat the Bruins, the Flyers would face the winner of the Pittsburgh/Tampa Bay series. So who is your ideal opponent for the Flyers?
Nikolay Zherdev saw his first postseason action as a Flyers tonight. He scored the game-winning goal and was named the first star of the game. He also only saw 8:14 of ice time. How do you think he played?
Sergei Bobrovsky fared poorly in his last start against the Buffalo Sabres, giving up three quick goals in seven shots. He looked shaky and unconfident. Bill Meltzer put it best when he said it was like Bob realized the enormity that is the postseason, and not in a good way. Still, he’s been known to bounce back from bad outings and is a better goalie on the road (.920 SV%, 2.51 GAA). After he was pulled from game 2, it was reasonable to think that he had a chance at starting the next game. Not so. This morning, Dave Isaac …
Yesterday we asked you to predict the first round in the Eastern Conference. Today we ask you to predict it for the Western Conference.