First-round breakdown: Mighty Ducks vs. Flames
The Mighty Ducks, who spent most of the first half of the season masquerading as the Pretty Average Ducks, will be the sexy pick for many looking for first-round upsets. To be fair, if the Ducks prevail in this opening round, it hardly would be considered an upset given that Anaheim went 15-7 from March 7 through its 4-3 win Monday over Calgary.
Teemu Selanne, an afterthought of a free agent last fall, returned for his second stint in Anaheim (this time on two good knees) and wound up ...
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NHL Playoffs: First Round
The matchups are set and the puck drops Friday. We're ready for the NHL playoffs, and Scott Burnside takes a look at each first-round series.
• Lightning vs. Senators
• Canadiens vs. Hurricanes
• Rangers vs. Devils
• Flyers vs. Sabres