The 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs Thread

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  1. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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    It's playoff time boys and girls! I only predict round by round. I will continually update this post with scores and all that fun stuff.

    Series Format:

    7 Games, 2-2-1-1-1

    Stanley Cup Final

    (2W) Detroit Red Wings
    (4E) Pittsburgh Penguins

    Rematch of last year's Final. First time in 25 years since a rematch has happened ('83-'84 Islanders v Oilers)

    Pittsburgh in 7

    Game 1: Wings 3, Pens 1
    Game 2: Wings 3, Pens 1
    Game 3: Pens 4, Wings 2
    Game 4: Pens 4, Wings 2
    Game 5: Wings 5, Pens 0
    Game 6: Pens 2, Wings 1
    Game 7: Pens 2, Wings 1

    Penguins Win 4-3

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    Batted .000 this round.

    Eastern Conference Finals

    (4) Pittsburgh Penguins
    (6) Carolina Hurricanes

    'Canes in 7

    Game 1: Pens 3, 'Canes 2
    Game 2: Pens 7, 'Canes 4
    Game 3: Pens 6, 'Canes 2
    Game 4: Pens 4, 'Canes 1

    Pittsburgh Wins 4-0

    Western Conference Finals

    (2) Detroit Red Wings
    (4) Chicago Blackhawks

    'Hawks in 7

    Game 1: Wings 5, 'Hawks 2
    Game 2: Wings 3, 'Hawks 2 F/OT
    Game 3: 'Hawks 4, Wings 3 F/OT
    Game 4: Wings 6, 'Hawks 1
    Game 5: Wings 2, 'Hawks 1 F/OT

    Detroit Wins 4-1


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    Batted .500 this round. Thanks a lot Eastern Conference.

    Eastern Conference Semifinals

    (1) Boston Bruins
    (6) Carolina Hurricanes

    Bruins in 7

    Game 1: Bruins 4, 'Canes 1
    Game 2: 'Canes 3, Bruins 0
    Game 3: 'Canes 3, Bruins 2 F/OT
    Game 4: 'Canes 4, Bruins 1
    Game 5: Bruins 4, 'Canes 0
    Game 6: Bruins 4, Canes 2
    Game 7: 'Canes 3, Bruins 2 F/OT

    'Canes Win 4-3
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    (2) Washington Capitals
    (4) Pittsburgh Penguins

    Capitals in 7

    Game 1: Caps 3, Pens 2
    Game 2: Caps 4, Pens 3
    Game 3: Pens 3, Caps 2 F/OT
    Game 4: Pens 5, Caps 3
    Game 5: Pens 4, Caps 3 F/OT
    Game 6: Caps 5, Pens 4 F/OT
    Game 7: Pens 6, Caps 2

    Pens Win 4-3
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    Western Conference Semifinals

    (2) Detroit Red Wings
    (8) Anaheim Ducks

    'Wings in 7

    Game 1: Wings 3, Ducks 2
    Game 2: Ducks 4, Wings 3 F/3OT
    Game 3: Ducks 2, Wings 1
    Game 4: Wings 6, Ducks 3
    Game 5: Wings 4, Ducks 1
    Game 6: Ducks 2, Wings 1
    Game 7: Wings 4, Ducks 3

    Wings Win 4-3
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    (3) Vancouver Canucks
    (4) Chicago Blackhawks

    'Hawks in 7

    Game 1: Canucks 5, 'Hawks 3
    Game 2: 'Hawks 6, Canucks 3
    Game 3: Canucks 3, 'Hawks 1
    Game 4: 'Hawks 2, Canucks 1 F/OT
    Game 5: 'Hawks 4, Canucks 2
    Game 6: 'Hawks 7, Canucks 5

    'Hawks Win 4-2
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    I went 5/8 in the first round good for a 62.5%

    6 and 8 seeds killed me.


    Eastern Conference Quarterfinals


    (1) Boston Bruins
    (8) Montreal Canadiens

    Game 1: Boston 4, Habs 2
    Game 2: Boston 5, Habs 1
    Game 3: Boston 4, Habs 2
    Game 4: Boston 4, Habs 1

    Bruins Win 4-0

    A rematch of last year's first round, with home ice switched.

    Boston in 5, though a sweep is highly possible.

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    (2) Washington Capitals
    (7) New York Rangers

    Game 1: Rangers 4, Capitals 3
    Game 2: Rangers 1, Capitals 0
    Game 3: Capitals 4, Rangers 0
    Game 4: Rangers 2, Capitals 1
    Game 5: Capitals 4, Rangers 0
    Game 6: Capitals 5, Rangers 3
    Game 7: Capitals 2, Rangers 1

    Capitals Win 4-3

    Washington in 6
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    (3) New Jersey Devils
    (6) Carolina Hurricanes

    Game 1: Devils 4, 'Canes 1
    Game 2: 'Canes 2, Devils 1 F/OT
    Game 3: Devils 3, 'Canes 2 F/OT
    Game 4: 'Canes 4, Devils 3
    Game 5: Devils 1, 'Canes 0
    Game 6: 'Canes 4, Devils 0
    Game 7: 'Canes 4, Devils 3

    Hurricanes Win 4-3

    Devils in 7
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    (4) Pittsburgh Penguins
    (5) Philadelphia Flyers

    Game 1: Pens 4, Flyers 1
    Game 2: Pens 3, Flyers 2 F/OT
    Game 3: Flyers 6, Pens 3
    Game 4: Pens 3, Flyers 1
    Game 5: Flyers 3, Pens 0
    Game 6: Pens 5, Flyers 3

    Pens Win 4-2

    Flyers in 6
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    Western Conference Quarterfinals

    (1) San Jose Sharks
    (8) Anaheim Ducks

    Sharks in 6

    Game 1: Ducks 2, Sharks 0
    Game 2: Ducks 3, Sharks 2
    Game 3: Sharks 4, Ducks 3
    Game 4: Ducks 4, Sharks 0
    Game 5: Sharks 3, Ducks 2 F/OT
    Game 6: Ducks 4, Sharks 1

    Ducks Win 4-2
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    (2) Detroit Red Wings
    (7) Columbus Blue Jackets

    Wings in 6. I really want to see the Jackets pull off the upset though.

    Game 1: Wings 4, Jackets 1
    Game 2: Wings 4, Jackets 0
    Game 3: Wings 4, Jackets 1
    Game 4: Detroit 6, Jackets 5

    Wings Win 4-0
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    (3) Vancouver Canucks
    (6) St. Louis Blues

    Canucks in 7. Another upset perhaps in the making.

    Game 1: Canucks 2, Blues 1
    Game 2: Canucks 3, Blues 0
    Game 3: Canucks 3, Blues 2
    Game 4: Canucks 3, Blues 2 F/OT

    Canucks Win 4-0

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    (4) Chicago Blackhawks
    (5) Calgary Flames

    'Hawks in 6

    Game 1: 'Hawks 3, Flames 2 F/OT
    Game 2: 'Hawks 3, Flames 2
    Game 3: Flames 4, 'Hawks 2
    Game 4: Flames 6, 'Hawks 4
    Game 5: 'Hawks 5, Flames 1
    Game 6: 'Hawks 4, Flames 1

    'Hawks Win 4-2
     
  2. Surely Guest

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    Have the seedings been set?

    I thought that some of the games tonight can still affect the seeding order?
     
  3. Teh Don Ditty thread starter macrumors G4

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    Not sure, I get anxious. If anything, I can always edit it.

    The Islanders managed to win something this year other than the 1st or 2nd draft pick...

    Joey McDonald won save of the year.
     
  4. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    thank god the rangers aren't playing boston. But how soon will golf season start for the rangers? :p
    I think it will be Detroit vs. the devils or flyers maybe Pittsburgh. I don't think thomas is good enough to take them all the way.
     
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    im so looking forward to this bruins vs habs matchup in the first round.. if its anything like the game between them last thursday, it's going to be an amazing series
     
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    Its Canucks all the way!

    Ok, now that I need to add something useful to the thread instead of the usual team loyalty cheer....

    I think Vancouver will get by Columbus. The 'Nucks have always saved their best for the 2nd season..... However, they depend on Luongo too much. He will get bashed around during the first series, which will go all 7 games - with several overtime periods. The Canucks will then be eliminated in the semi-finals due to the loss of Luongo.

    Or, its 'Nucks all the way!!!
     
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    Go Flyers!

    I'm hoping for some great games, and no controversy.

    And hopefully next year, my Western Conference team (the Avs) will pick it back up and start playing well again.
     
  9. Surely Guest

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    TDD: Just a heads up, the seedings have changed (in bold):

    First Round Matchups:

    Boston vs Montreal
    Washington vs NY Rangers
    New Jersey vs Carolina
    Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia

    Chicago vs Calgary
    San Jose vs Anaheim
    Detroit vs Columbus
    Vancouver vs St. Louis
     
  10. Teh Don Ditty thread starter macrumors G4

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    ^Thank you sir.

    I of course was at the Isles final game of the season yesterday. You know the 6-2 murder at the hands of the Bruins.

    I'll make changes and update said predictions.

    EDIT: Surely, the Flyers in their loss to the Rags lost home ice.

    All updated! Let the Playoffs begin!
     
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    Go Blues!

    (yeah, I'm really not expecting them to go far, but stranger things have happened)
     
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    Go Wings! Let's make it past the first round.
     
  14. Surely Guest

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    GOLF LEAFS GOLF!!!!!!


    The other teams have no chance getting a better tee-off time.

    The Leafs have way more experience on the golf course.

    The Leafs will kick your team's butt in a longest-drive competition.

    :D but :(
     
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    go habs

    Now I must go and pray to the hockey gods for a miracle
     
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    i'm with you on that -- down the B's :p
    i don't care who wins the cup just not the bruins.
     
  17. Surely Guest

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    I just don't see it happening for them this year. The Habs are lucky that they made the post-season in spite of their mediocre goaltending and decimated defense. Chara is going to destroy them.

    I think Bruins in 5....... but I'll be nice and say 6.

    P.S. Do what you want, but the font you used is just awful to read.
     
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    I want to see Avery piss off the Capitals like he did with the Devils last year, then have Lundqvist shut the door. Come on, it could happen! :D
     
  19. Teh Don Ditty thread starter macrumors G4

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    ^Booooooooooooooooo.

    I'm honestly concerned about Theodore. I mean it's no secret that he chokes in the playoffs. I still think the Caps will beat the Rags.
     
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    Hey TDD, how soon can we expect Garth Snow to trade away the 1st pick overall they just won in the draft lottery? :D Perhaps for another goalie?


    Draft order went as expected, with the Isles getting the #1 and the Bolts getting the #2 pick.

    My Leafs got the #7 pick, but Burkie says he wants Taveres.......
     
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    Avs take the 3rd pick. That's such a strange turn from the years when they picked so late.

    My Flyers have so much choke saved up that they are probably going to lose 3 games in the Pens series and forfeit.

    I have server maintenance to do for a lot of customers. I'm doing some tonight, and the rest is happening on the weekend in the mornings before the games. :)
     
  22. Teh Don Ditty thread starter macrumors G4

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    It was already traded, where've you been?

    Burkie will probably get Taveres, seeing how we will trade away the pick.
     
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    Uh-oh, TDD.... looks like Burkie has already begun using his Jedi mind-trick powers on Snow....... :D


    Oh another note.....

    It's Playoffs time!!!

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    Um, how can I not cheer for the Habs now?!?

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  24. Teh Don Ditty thread starter macrumors G4

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    Where does the surprise part come in?


    Link


    Ummm Go Habs Go? :D Women wearing a hockey jersey = good times
     

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