Starting Lineups: Each Stanley Cup Playoffs Series In A SentenceColumns, Hockey, No Class Friday, Sports — By Dillon Friday on April 24, 2014 at 9:27 am
Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings (2-1): With Tuukka Rask, Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron in tow from goal line to goal line, no one is beating the Bruins — not even Pavel Datsyuk and the Wings.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (2-2): To paraphrase Dennis Green, both teams are who we thought they were, and by that I mean we have no clue.
Montreal Canadiens vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (4-0): Sans Ben Bishop, the Bolts couldn’t match the P.K. Subban, Max Pacioretty and Andrei Markov led Habs.
New York Rangers vs.Philadelphia Flyers (2-1): It’s the annual spring tradition of wondering aloud, “Who starts in goal for the Orange and Black?”
Anaheim Ducks vs. Dallas Stars (2-2): Ryan Getzlaf breaks his beak, and the Ducks are not nearly as mighty.
Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild (2-1): This has two young-gun clubs with bad blood and eccentric goalies, neither of whom is currently playing.
St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks (2-2): “You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become a villain.” — Harvey Dent on Brent Seabrook and the Blackhawks.
San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings (3-0): The San Jose Sharks’ mother is somewhere in the kitchen asking them, “Are you ever going to shut that window?”
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