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What to watch for in the NHL playoffs

Wednesday night marks the start of the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs. There are all kinds of matchups, from rowdy rivalries to riveting rematches, and espnW's Sarah Spain gives the top five things you should know to be in the know.

Updated: April 12, 2011, 12:54 PM ET
By Sarah Spain

Wednesday night marks the start of the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs, and there are all kinds of matchups, from rowdy rivalries to riveting rematches, to keep an eye on.

1. The rowdy rivalries

No. 3 Bruins vs. No. 6 Canadiens

In early March, Zdeno Chara put a late hit on the Habs' Max Pacioretty, riding him into the glass between the benches and sending him off the ice on a stretcher. The Bruins' beastly defender was not suspended for the hit, teammate Mark Recchi ...

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