5 things we learned from Thursday's action

Updated: April 16, 2010, 12:15 PM ET
By Scott Burnside

1. We say anything can happen in the playoffs. While it's technically true, "anything" sometimes doesn't happen very often. For instance, after Tomas Plekanec gave Montreal a 1-0 series lead over Washington with his overtime winner Thursday, both eighth seeds found themselves enjoying early series leads.

Colorado is the other No. 8 seed, and it takes a 1-0 lead into Friday night's Game 2 against San Jose. ESPN stats-meister Vincent J. Masi tells us this is just the third time since ...

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