Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Stanley Cup Playoffs' Round Two Match Ups

The first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is in the books. Eight teams were eliminated, some faster than others, and eight teams' chances at hoisting the Stanley Cup are still alive.

The Western Conference Semifinals have been set for some time now, the last game for the Western Conference was played three days ago. Advancing in the West is the St. Louis Blues, Phoenix Coyotes, Nashville Predators, and Los Angeles Kings.

While the Western Conference has been decided for some time now, the Eastern Conference needed a little extra time to decide its winners. Three series went to a decisive seventh game and one of those three to double overtime. Once the dust settled, the New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, New Jersey Devils, and Washington Capitals made it through to the next round.

Here is a quick look at how the second round match ups look.

Western Conference

#2 St. Louis Blues vs. #8 Los Angeles Kings
Regular Season Series: Kings win 3-1
Oct. 18: @Los Angeles 5, St. Louis 0
Nov 22: Los Angeles 3, @St. Louis 2
Feb 3: @St. Louis 1, Los Angeles 0
Mar 22: @Los Angeles 1, St. Louis 0

#3 Phoenix Coyotes vs. #4 Nashville Predators
Regular Season Series: Tied 2-2
Oct 13: @Phoenix 5, Nashville 2
Nov 3: @Nashville 3, Phoenix 0
Dec 6: Phoenix 3, @Nashville 2
Mar 12: @Nashville 5, Phoenix 4

Eastern Conference

#1 New York Rangers vs. #7 Washington Capitals
Regular Season Series: Tied 2-2
Nov 25: New York 6, @Washington 3
Dec 28: @Washington 4, New York 1
Feb 12: @New York 3, Washington 2
Apr 7: Washington 4, @New York 1

#5 Philadelphia Flyers vs. #6 New Jersey Devils
Regular Season Series: Tied 3-3
Oct 8: Philadelphia 3, @New Jersey 0
Nov 3: New Jeresey 4, @Philadelphia 3
Jan 21: Philadelphia 4, @ New Jersey 1
Feb 4: New Jersey 6, @Philadelphia 4
Mar 11: @New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 1
Mar 13: @Philadelphia 3, New Jersey 0

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