Penguins chase Brian Elliott, hammer Flyers in playoff opener, 7-0

Penguins chase Brian Elliott, hammer Flyers in playoff opener, 7-0

It certainly looks like it. They allowed five goals in each of the four losses. Marleau scored 27 goals for the Maple Leafs, including five on the power play and five game winners.

That was it for Elliott, as Petr Mrazek took over between the pipes as Philadelphia continued to lick its wounds.

If he does, he truly is the MVP of the league this year. Letestu is in his second stint with the team and has reached a point where he comfortably fits in on the fourth line in a shutdown forward type of role. "They're just more intense and more familiar with this format than they were in the old format". He scored 97 points this year and garnered Hart Trophy consideration. MacLellan said last week he views the Eastern Conference as wide open, saying there's not a juggernaut team like in past years. Bobrovsky hasn't been able to get the Blue Jackets to the second round since coming to The Buckeye State while Holtby finally needs to find a way to get the Capitals to at least the Conference Finals if not the Stanley Cup Finals. You name it, they're better than Colorado. But this is the year that it comes to an end and another player leads the Ducks in scoring. And if this season was any indication, we could be in for more of the same high-scoring fun in 2018.

Seven of the eight teams who are in MeiGray's partnership stable have qualified for the playoffs: Boston, Columbus, Nashville, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Vegas and Washington. And for perhaps the first time ever, the Jets are a serious Stanley Cup threat. "We're going to play simple and play smart and adapt to the game".

Watch for Vegas to have playoff success especially if goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury is healthy and playing his version of playoff hockey.

Whoever is in net for the Flyers, it won't matter if the play in front of them isn't better. Anze Kopitar carried this team (and Dustin Brown) to a wildcard spot with his wonderful season.

This was a pretty bad game for a lot of veteran players who have been in the playoffs before and certainly know the Penguins well enough to know that this kind of effort doesn't come close to getting it done. Ryan Kesler will turn 34. Young-gun, superstar Auston Matthews will prove to be a valuable asset yet again, but Boston has been one of the hottest teams all year round. Don't forget: Pittsburgh managed to win the Cup previous year without its No. 1 defenseman for the entire playoff run.

Keep an eye on the Ducks though. "You're going to have to go through them at some point".

San Jose is another aging team trying to capture the ultimate prize. Also, Keith Kinkaid starts to falter and they have to rely on Cory Schneider between the pipes.

Boston will host the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round beginning Thursday night.

"I would say you try to build your game throughout the series, or shift after shift", said defenseman Kris Letang, one of only three remaining Penguins from the three Stanley Cup championship teams dating back to 2009. He has 13 points in nine games since returning to the lineup.

The Predators have the Presidents' Trophy, and the NHL-expansion Golden Knights carry the buzz entering the Western Conference playoffs, which have the potential of resembling nothing from the past.

It is a series, not just one game. The Jets and Golden Knights had lulls in their victories, but they definitely had the aura of two teams feeling out their opponents. This is Taylor Hall's and Nico Hischier's first crack at it, but veterans like Michael Grabner, Patrick Maroon, and Brian Boyle will help out the cause because they have been there before.

The two-time Conn Smythe victor added his second of the evening midway through the third, tapping a friendly bounce into a wide-open net behind Petr Mrazek. The goaltending matchup in this series will be Brian Elliott and Matt Murray.

No matter how long the series goes, the Philadelphia Flyers are in for a marathon. In the playoffs is where he really shines though.

There is no easy answer to this question.

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