The NHL Playoffs are about to start, the second season is ready to go.
The 2009-2010 NHL season started with 30 teams, we are in the last 16.
Eight will represent the Western Conference and eight the Eastern Conference.
The Eastern Conference Representatives are as follows, Capitals, Devils, Sabres, Penguins, Canadians, Flyers, Bruins, and Ottawa.
The Western Conference features the Black Hawks, Sharks, Canucks, Predators, Redwings, Avalanche, Kings, and Coyotes.
The matchups are as follows in the East: Heavy favorites No. 1 seed Washington Capitals vs. Eight seed Montreal Canadiens No. 2 seed New Jersey Devils vs. Philadelphia Flyers, the number seven seed, the Buffalo Sabres, the number three seed, against the Boston, the number six seed. Bruins and the number four seeded Pittsburgh Penguins against the number five seeded Ottawa Senators.
Puck Video Predictions in the first round. Washington Capitals in five games, Philadelphia Flyers in seven games, Buffalo Sabers in six games, and the Pittsburgh Penguins also in six games.
Heading west, the repeating number one San Jose Sharks will face off against the Colorado Avalanche, the number two Chicago Black Hawks and number seven Nashville Predators will face off against the third seeded Vancouver Cancuks and the The sixth-seeded Los Angles Kings and the number four-seeded Phoenix Coyotes will face the defending Western Conference champions, the five-seeded Detroit Redwings.
Some good matchups out West, but expect the San Jose Sharks to avenge their early exit last season with a sweep of the Avalanche, the Black Hawks to top the Predators in five games, and now the good stuff. The Kings and Cancuks will go to seven home-field advantage games on the Cancuks road. The Redwings have been the hottest team in the league since winter break, expected to take down the upbeat Coyotes in six games.
There you have it, the 2009-2010 Stanley Cup playoff first round game with predictions. We’ll see you in the second round, but you’ll see us before then as we’ll have all the game highlights posted on the puck video.