Tips for your Stanley Cup Playoffs pool as things get underway

  • Tips for your Stanley Cup Playoffs pool as things get underway

Tips for your Stanley Cup Playoffs pool as things get underway

Leading the Oilers is a familiar face to San Jose players and fans, as Edmonton head coach Todd McLellan coached the Sharks for over five seasons before leaving after the 2015 season. "In Corey's case it's been all year long and you look at his history he seems to get better".

It was Arvidsson's second postseason goal in his career.

I like the Oilers in this one though, and it will be Wild-Oilers to go to the Stanley Cup. On a local level, a playoff game represents around $3 million in economic activity. With the iPads, which were tested late in the regular season, they'll have real-time video capabilities to show players their own shifts minutes after they happen as they discuss adjustments. The Metropolitan Division accounts for four of the top seven teams on the board, including the Columbus Blue Jackets (+1000) and New York Rangers (+1400), who will cross over to take on the Montreal Canadiens (+1400) in an Atlantic Division semifinal. He expects even bigger things this time around. I think he's one of those guys that's going to be tough to beat with a shot if you're straight-on with him. With a team full of young stars, he must find a way to lead them to victory over the Washington Capitals, the top team in the National Hockey League.

Rinne has been playing much better since the start of March.

General Manager Brian MacLellan sent a message that the Capitals were all-in when he acquired defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk before the trade deadline.

"I was probably a little bit more nervous last season, in my first playoffs", Panarin said via an interpreter before the Hawks took on the Predators in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals Thursday night at the United Center. Holtby faced 112 fewer shots, and less wear and tear could be the difference if the Capitals make an extended run.

"Everybody would like a full healthy lineup, I think we are no different", Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said. "I hated the fact that we lost in six games".

Chicago must come out to play Saturday night in game two and tie the series up. Backstrom senses a good feeling around the locker room this year, which well-traveled Daniel Winnik believes is a product of momentum that can translate to the playoffs. "I think Pittsburgh's proved that, a lot of previous winners - L.A". That's what we call "good odds".

Rookie sensation Auston Matthews, however, has given the Maple Leafs hope for ending their 50-year championship search with a Stanley Cup.

"I think that energy, that ambition and motivation is back", Jonathan Toews, the team's captain, told The Associated Press. That's great. That's how it should be right now.

Nashville Predators right wing Viktor Arvidsson (38) celebrates his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks with teammates during the first period in Game 1 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Chi. "Hopefully we can stay that way".