Toronto Maple Leafs Vs. Boston Bruins
It's an original 6 match-up between The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins. With a rivalry that is already one of the most legendary in the history of sports. It will be fun to see how the young upstart leafs led by Auston Mathews and guided by veterans like Patrick Marleau, can deal with the gritty hard hitting veterans of the Bruins, Zdeno Chara And Brad Marchand.
Game 1 Recap
When it rains it pours and for the Leafs it was raining goals and misfortune as the Boston Bruins managed to put 5 on the board. To make matters worst the Leafs Nazem Kadri was suspended for 3 games for his hit on Tommy Wingels. The Leafs are going to have to regroup if they hope to get back in this series against the Bruins, as the Bruins veteran lineup knows when there is blood in the water. With a young inexperienced playoff roster the Leafs will have their hands full in Game 2 as the Bruins look to leave them behind and seize a 2 game advantage in the series. Final Score: Boston Bruins 5, Toronto Maple Leafs 1, Boston Leads Series (1-0)
Game 2 Recap
David Pastrnak showed up to play some big time playoff hockey, and the Toronto Maple Leafs paid for it big time. Pastrnak netted himself a hat trick and three helpers for good measure leading the Boston Bruins to a 7-3 routing of the Maple Leafs. Now down 2 games and with no answers as to where their budding superstar Auston Mathews play has been, Toronto is left scratching their head as to how they can make anything happen on the ice against this veteran squad from Boston. Final Score: Boston Bruins 7, Toronto Maple Leafs 3, Boston Leads Series (2,0)
Game 3 Recap
Good news Toronto Fans, Austin Mathews finally showed up. It only took his Mom walking around with a picture of his face on her shirt all day, but he's back now and the Leafs look as if they have finally woken up from a bad dream. Patrick Marleau set the tone for the leafs with a two goal game, with Mathews potting the go ahead goal in the second. Frederik Anderson rebounded to make 40 saves after a rough start to this series and bring the leafs back within 1 of the Bruins. Final Score: Boston Bruins 2, Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Boston Leads Series (2,1)
Game 4 Recap
Despite losing their best player, Patrice Bergeron the Boston Bruins played rock solid defence and where able to capitalize when it counted ousting the Leafs at home 3-1. Toronto played good hockey but they could not capitalize when it counted. Tuukka Rask was rock solid in net for the Bruins making 31 saves. This lose is a big one for the Leafs who are now headed back to hostile territory in Boston where the Bruins hope to close out this series at home. Final Score: Boston Bruins 3, Toronto Maple Leafs 2, Boston Leads Series (3,1)
Minnesota Wild Vs. Winnipeg Jets
The Minnesota Wild will have their hands full with one of the hottest teams in the NHL since the trade deadline, the Winnipeg Jets. With a Balanced roster and some explosive chemistry thanks to Patrick Laine and recent aquisition Paul Stasny, we expect more then a few red lights to be lit in this regional rivalry. Get The Full Preview Here!
Pittsburg Penguins Vs Philadelphia Flyers
It's Going To Be A Classic As The Philadelphia Flyers Take On The Defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburg Penguins. Get The Full Preview Here
Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators
The Colorado Avalanche will try to defy the odds and play first round spoilers as they take on the Nashville Predators. The Predators have been the team to beat this year amassing 117 points during the regular season. Can the Avs pull off the upset or will it be Nashville who is on to the second round?Get The Preview Here!
New Jersey Devils Vs Tampa Bay Lightning
With the emergence of Taylor Hall as a potential league MVP, and great play from a solid supporting cast of players. The New Jersey Devils look to play spoiler to Steve Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning, a veteran team with scoring talent all the way through the line up. Can Taylor Hall Lead the underdog Devils to upset one of the most dangerous line ups in all of hockey? Get the preview here!
Toronto Maple Leafs Vs. Boston Bruins
It's an original 8 match-up between The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins. With a rivalry that is already one of the most legendary in the history of sports. It will be fun to see how the young upstart leafs led by Auston Mathews and guided by veterans like Patrick Marleau, can deal with the gritty hard hitting veterans of the Bruins, Zdeno Chara And Brad Marchand.
Los Angeles Kings Vs. Vegas Golden Knights
It's a gonna be a wild one in the sun, as the the Los Angeles Kings try to redeem themselves after missing the playoffs last season. They will certainly have there hands full as they take on the upstart Vegas Golden Knights who have advanced to the playoffs for the first time in their inaugural season in the NHL.
Columbus Blue Jackets vs Washington Capitals
Can the surging Columbus Blue jackets keep enough goals rolling in to overwhelm the likes of Alexander Ovechkin,Evgeny Kuznetsov and the rest of the Washington Capitals? I don't know, but Columbus has been the hottest scoring team in the NHL over this past month. Add a suspect goalie and the high octane offence of the Captials may have their hands full with the Blue Jackets!
San Jose Sharks Vs Anaheim Ducks
It's the battle of California as Ryan Getzlaf and The Anaheim Ducks take on Brent Burns and the San Jose Sharks. Cali bragging rights are on the line and both these two big men are more then capable of taking over a series. The season series is all tied up at 1-1-2, so this should be a good scrap right till the end!