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Florida Panthers The darlings of the NHL after dispatching the “greatest regular season team in NHL history” in the first round are matched up against the Metropolitan Division Champions a team that if you took Boston out of the equation would have been the number one team in the NHL.
As long as Mr. Bobrovsky keeps playing at a high level and with Misters Tkachuk, Barkov, Verhaeghe, Reinhart, and Montour managing the offense, the Cats might win it all.
Carolina Hurricanes North Carolina hosts game one tonight to start off the semi-finals versus Florida led by Captain Staal as he gets his team ready to battle his two brothers assisting the Panthers.
The Hurricanes can smother a team with their defensive style of play and although other teams score more than them no one lets in fewer goals than Carolina and that spells shutouts and one goal low scoring games this series with Florida that can go either way.
Dallas Stars The Stars begin their series in the single most distraction-filled city imaginable against a team similar in statistics across the board with Dallas scoring just a bit more and letting in just a few less.
A “hot” goalie, a sensational rookie center, with goal scoring from Mr. Hintz and Mr. Pavelski could be a winning combination this series for Texas.
Vegas Golden Knights The NHL in all its glory gets to have a semi-finals series in sin city where gambling is first and foremost which compliments the NHL’s advertising of gambling with unabashed indulgence from announcers, former players, and adverts splattered all over the dasherboards and ice.
The Knights are counting on Mr. Hill to keep his play at a high level and the continued scoring from Mr. Stephenson, Mr. Stone, Mr. Barbashev, and Hat Trick Marchessalt to create an opportunity to defeat Dallas.