So these are the first-round matchups:


Eastern Conference
Tampa Bay-Pittsburgh

Western Conference
Los Angeles-San Jose

Schedules to be released at 10 p.m. on NHL Network and

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  1. N.CountryNYRFan on

    Excited to see what our kids do in the playoffs, can’t wait for some playoff action!

    Lets GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Rangers-Washington – Rangers in 5
    Buffalo-Philadelphia – Buffalo in 7
    Montreal-Boston – Boston in 6
    Tampa Bay-Pittsburgh – Tampa Bay in 6

    Chicago-Vancouver – Vancouver in 5
    Los Angeles-San Jose – Kings in 7
    Phoenix-Detroit – Coyotes – 7
    Nashville-Anaheim – Preds in 7


  3. Save your picks … maybe we’ll do another contest during the playoffs. but vote in the poll over there —->

  4. cross-post

    “Great review Carp. Thanks to a link over at SNYRangersBlog…I got to read this excellent write-up.

    I just might have to start coming to this blog again. The self imposed ban had nothing to do with you personally. It was the incessant Dubi bashing by certain individuals that got on my nerves during training camp.

    Keep up the good work.”

  5. Rangers-Washington – Caps in 7
    Buffalo-Philadelphia – Flyers in 5
    Montreal-Boston – Habs in 6
    Tampa Bay-Pittsburgh – Shittsburgh in 7

    Chicago-Vancouver – Nucks in 7
    Los Angeles-San Jose – Sharks in 5
    Phoenix-Detroit – Wings in 6
    Nashville-Anaheim –Ducks in 6

    Book it

  6. Noah-rury-allahan, 28 on

    Wow completely missed the irony of Dallas’ season ending in Minnesota. That is hilarious.

  7. there is zero chance the Kings beat the Sharks without Kopitar and Williams. not enough offense to match the Sharks are 3 lines deep

  8. Obviously, I’ll be rooting like hell for NYR….. but I’ve got to be realistic as well.

  9. eric, you’re starting to come around. you sense no doom here? good job, buddy.

    Blaze, glad to have you back. There’s still a little bit of Dubinsky-bashing, but not much.

    Again, if we have time to organize a contest I’ll ask youse all to post your first-round picks at that time.

  10. JimboWoodside on

    Well, it goes without saying that I’ll be rooting for the Bolts to knock off the Pens!

  11. the sharks will choke again, that is true. but not against an injury depleted Kings team. the games vs Anaheim this weekend were good indicators of how the Kings are up against it offensively.

  12. Olga Folkyerself on

    Let’s Go Rangers!
    Let’s Go Black Hawks!

    No conflict until the finals…

  13. Doodie Machetto on

    Watching the Comedy Awards on Comedy Central. Eddie Murphy got some Icon award or some BC, and they showed a montage of his work prior to him coming out. After the montage was over, the crowd was chanting “Eddie! Eddie! Eddie!”

    It was pathetic compared to a different Eddie chant.

  14. Olga Folkyerself on

    FIRE SATHER- we need a human sacrifice for the playoffs. Sather is close enough…

  15. Rangers needed to stay alive and won.
    Hurricanes needed to win to clinch and lost.
    Blackhawks needed to win to clinch and lost.
    Stars needed to win to clinch and lost.

    Rangers were the only team that needed to win their last game and won.

  16. Adam, we’re discussing it with the bean-counters. There are some other issues, too. So Games 1 and 2 are possible, but Games 5 and 7 if needed are almost definite … and if we skip Games 1 and 2 and the Rangers advance, I think I’ll go to all the rest of the games through the parade.

  17. well get our redemption, rangers in 6. Buffalo in 7. Boston in 6. Tampa in 7. Canucks in 5, sharks in 7, wings in 7, ducks in 6.

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