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2018 NHL Playoff Thread

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by RaiderRay, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. RaiderRay

    RaiderRay RIP SD Chargers...Go Padres, Gulls, Ducks, Raiders Staff Member Administrator Podcaster

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    Discuss here.

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    RaiderRay RIP SD Chargers...Go Padres, Gulls, Ducks, Raiders Staff Member Administrator Podcaster

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    2018 NHL Playoffs Schedule:

    The NHL playoffs are finally here and the schedule is set.

    The chase for the Stanley Cup will commence on Wednesday, April 11 with three series openers. The Pittsburgh Penguins, champions of the past two seasons, host state rivals Philadelphia Flyers and the Vegas Golden Knights play their first playoff game in franchise history.

    Thursday, April 12 will see the remaining five series begin, with the Lightning and Predators hoping to live up to their lofty expectations as favorites.

    Below is the schedule for the entire first round of the playoffs.

    Eastern Conference
    Tampa Bay Lightning (A1) vs. New Jersey Devils (WC2)

    Thursday, April 12, 7 p.m. ET: Devils at Lightning

    Saturday, April 14, 3 p.m. ET: Devils at Lightning

    Monday, April 16, 7:30 p.m. ET: Lightning at Devils

    Wednesday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. ET: Lightning at Devils

    Saturday, April 21, TBD (if necessary): Devils at Lightning

    Monday, April 23, TBD (if necessary): Lightning at Devils

    Wednesday, April 25, TBD (if necessary): Devils at Lightning

    Boston Bruins (A2) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (A3)

    Thursday, April 12, 7 p.m. ET: Maple Leafs at Bruins

    Saturday, April 14, 8 p.m. ET: Maple Leafs at Bruins

    Monday, April 16, 7 p.m. ET: Bruins at Maple Leafs

    Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m. ET: Bruins at Maple Leafs

    Saturday, April 21, TBD (if necessary): Maple Leafs at Bruins

    Monday, April 23, TBD (if necessary): Bruins at Maple Leafs

    Wednesday, April 25, TBD (if necessary): Maple Leafs at Bruins

    Washington Capitals (M1) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (WC1)

    Thursday, April 12, 7:30 p.m. ET: Blue Jackets at Capitals

    Sunday, April 15, 7:30 p.m. ET: Blue Jackets at Capitals

    Tuesday, April 17, 7:30 p.m. ET: Capitals at Blue Jackets

    Thursday, April 19, 7:30 p.m. ET: Capitals at Blue Jackets

    Saturday, April 21, TBD (if necessary): Blue Jackets at Capitals

    Monday, April 23, TBD (if necessary): Capitals at Blue Jackets

    Wednesday, April 25, TBD (if necessary): Blue Jackets at Capitals

    Pittsburgh Penguins (M2) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (M3)

    Wednesday, April 11, 7 p.m. ET: Flyers at Penguins

    Friday, April 13, 7 p.m. ET: Flyers at Penguins

    Sunday, April 15, 3 p.m. ET: Penguins at Flyers

    Wednesday, April 18, 7 p.m. ET: Penguins at Flyers

    Friday, April 20, TBD (if necessary): Flyers at Penguins

    Sunday, April 22, TBD (if necessary): Penguins at Flyers

    Tuesday, April 24, TBD (if necessary): Flyers at Penguins


    Western Conference
    Nashville Predators (C1) vs. Colorado Avalanche (WC2)

    Thursday, April 12, 9:30 p.m. ET: Avalanche at Predators

    Saturday, April 14, 3 p.m. ET: Avalanche at Predators

    Monday, April 16, 10 p.m. ET: Predators at Avalanche

    Wednesday, April 18, 10 p.m. ET: Predators at Avalanche

    Friday, April 20, TBD (if necessary): Avalanche at Predators

    Sunday, April 22, TBD (if necessary): Predators at Avalanche

    Tuesday, April 24, TBD (if necessary): Avalanche at Predators

    Winnipeg Jets (C2) vs. Minnesota Wild (C3)

    Wednesday, April 11, 7 p.m. ET: Wild at Jets

    Friday, April 13, 7:30 p.m. ET: Wild at Jets

    Sunday, April 15, 7 p.m. ET: Penguins at Flyers

    Tuesday, April 17, 8 p.m. ET: Penguins at Flyers

    Friday, April 20, TBD (if necessary): Wild at Jets

    Sunday, April 22, TBD (if necessary): Penguins at Flyers

    Wednesday, April 25, TBD (if necessary): Wild at Jets

    Vegas Golden Knights (P1) vs. Los Angeles Kings (WC1)

    Wednesday, April 11, 10 p.m. ET: Kings at Golden Knights

    Friday, April 13, 10 p.m. ET: Kings at Golden Knights

    Sunday, April 15, 10:30 p.m. ET: Golden Knights at Kings

    Tuesday, April 17, 10:30 p.m. ET: Golden Knights at Kings

    Thursday, April 19, TBD (if necessary): Kings at Golden Knights

    Saturday, April 21, TBD (if necessary): Golden Knights at Kings

    Monday, April 23, TBD (if necessary): Kings at Golden Knights

    Anaheim Ducks (P2) vs. San Jose Sharks (P3)

    Thursday, April 12, 10:30 p.m. ET: Sharks at Ducks

    Saturday, April 14, 10:30 p.m. ET: Sharks at Ducks

    Monday, April 16, 10:30 p.m. ET: Ducks at Sharks

    Wednesday, April 18, 10:30 p.m. ET: Ducks at Sharks

    Friday, April 20, TBD (if necessary): Sharks at Ducks

    Sunday, April 22, TBD (if necessary): Ducks at Sharks

    Tuesday, April 24, TBD (if necessary): Sharks at Ducks
     
  3. DFWBoltFan

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    Go Predators!!
     
  4. BoltFanDC

    BoltFanDC Spanos is a Synonym for Loser

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    Posted my picks in one of the other threads. Have some really intriguing first round matchups (BOS/TOR, ANA/SJ).

    Summarized picks as follows:
    NJ in 7 over TB (Yep, calling upset here)
    BOS in 7 over TOR
    WSH in 6 over CBJ (GO CAPS!)
    PIT in 5 over PHI
    NSH in 5 over COL
    WPG in 6 over MIN
    LA in 7 over VGS
    ANA in 7 over SJ, with multiple overtime games

    Enjoy.
     
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    RaiderRay RIP SD Chargers...Go Padres, Gulls, Ducks, Raiders Staff Member Administrator Podcaster

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    Ducks down 0-2 to the Sharks. But LA Kings are down 0-3 to Vegas!! haha Beat LA!!
     
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    BoltFanDC Spanos is a Synonym for Loser

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    Caps are laying down and dying against Columbus. Another year, another playoff disappointment.

    Hmm, where have I heard that before... :whistling:
     
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    Ducks and Kings on life support. Both down 0-3. The Spanos curse has struck again!!!
     
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    BoltFanDC Spanos is a Synonym for Loser

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    Devils, Avalanche and Leafs came up big last night.
     
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    Ducks lose 8-1!!! OMG I didnt think anything could make a Kings fan feel better about these playoffs, but what do ya know.
     
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    BoltFanDC Spanos is a Synonym for Loser

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    For the record the Kings were the last team to come from 0-3 down, against the Sharks no less...
     
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    Predators looked sloppy in the loss last night to the Avalanche, who are coming in every game going full throttle. Not sure what's going on with the Predz (even though they won the first 2). Going to need to find their game.
     
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    And we know how that playoff run ended...
     
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    BoltFanDC Spanos is a Synonym for Loser

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    Colorado is tough at home. They went 28-11-2 at Pepsi Center. You had to figure they were going to come out like their lives depended on it, because they did exactly that.

    I think it's short-lived though, especially if Nashville wins Game 4.
     
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    I think Trotz's decision to go with Grubauer in Game 2 is ultimately going to cost the Caps the series. Gru has been great, but is now showing why he has been Holtby's backup for so long.

    That 4th goal to Werenski the other night was inexcusable.
     
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    Flyers steal home ice in game 2, and then give it back in game 3. Ugh! They need a win badly tomorrow night.
     
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    Capitals bounce back vs Blue jackets. Kings swept by Vegas.
     
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    THANK YOU LARS ELLER!
     
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    BoltFanDC Spanos is a Synonym for Loser

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    Sean Couturier is a game time decision for PHI tonight. They need him if he can play.

    Zach Parise is gone for the playoffs for MIN, they are likely done.
     
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    Ducks on life support. God I hope they can take tonight's game and come home to play on Friday.
     
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    Spanos curse in full effect!
     
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    Ducks swept. The Spanos curse can't be stopped!
     
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    Think PHI and COL are next to go. Flyers not even showing a pulse and the Preds at home are money.

    Cautiously optimistic the Caps tie things up tonight.
     
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    Rooting for the Caps and Golden Knights.
     
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    Yeah, I thought after they got their asses handed to them in the first game, and came back stong to even it up, the Flyers might have some life. But the last two games haven't even been close.
     
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    Here's what I've learned....dont openly root for your hockey team on this board! Kings, Ducks, Flyers, Caps....wtf.
     
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    True...but Philly and Wash still have a shot.
     
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    Preds are doing pretty well. :D
     
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    The Flyers have a faint pulse.
     
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    Capitals win and tie the series with the Blue Jackets.
     

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