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04-25-2012, 06:30 AM
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The matchups might not be exciting they'll be competitive.
Phoenix killed 94.7% of Chicago power plays...can they do the same against Nashville? The Wings ended up 2nd in PK in the first round. The Yotes also gave up the most shots per game (40.2) by a more than 4 shots higher than the next team. That tells me that Smith was the best goalie in the 1st round.
Stat of the 1st round...Flyers were
on the power play against Pittsburgh.
Smith was the 1st rd MVP for me in the West, Giroux in the East no matter what happens in the Game 7's.
I think we'll see more overtimes than not going forward in the West. I have Blues as a slight favorite over LA, and Preds as a pretty big one over 'Yotes.
In the East it totally depends what Rangers and Bruins do. I think that if they get this first round out of the way, they'll meet in the ECF.
Quick vs Rinne in the West and Thomas vs Lundqvist in the East would be cool, I love goalie matchups.
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