Oh man. Grab yourselves. Some huge ones.
The big one is Ottawa heading to Washington. The Pens' recent game in Ottawa has us really pulling for Ottawa to move up in the standings. It's not that we think the Pens would have trouble with them, but it's just that the Matt Cooke stuff is already pretty tired. Actually, take a look at betting on the Sens tonight in Washington. The Caps have nothing to play for, while Ottawa has everything to gain by winning.
For what it's worth, we'll take Toronto or either New York team in the first round. The Toronto storyline would write itself. John Tortorella is always fun. And it'll be cool to see what Tavares does in the big dance. An Ottawa win and Rangers loss tonight would probably keep the Sens out of that 8th spot. Good.
Ed Note: This article appears courtesy Bloguin's national NHL blog Puck Drunk Love.
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