The Sharks Leads Their Series To The Canucks 3-1 And Have The Chance Of Sweeping Vancouver
We are currently in the middle of the Stanley Cup playoffs quarterfinals and as of now only the Sharks have won 3 games as most series are either tied at 2 wins for each or one of the teams is currently beating the other 2-1.
The Canucks began the series with ice advantage but the Sharks went to Rogers Arena and returned home for game 3 with two road wins. Then the team from San Jose grabbed one more win at HP Pavilion and they are hoping to defeat their current rivals one more time on May 7 in order to win this round of the playoffs by a sweep. The Sharks won all their 3 regular season meetings against Vancouver.
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The Senators Can Take Important Lead Over Favorites The Canadiens
To the surprise of many, the East’s second seed the Canadiens fell 4-2 to the Senators on game one at Bell Centre and although Montreal won game two, Ottawa managed to defeated the Canadiens again at Scotiabank Place, which means that a victory for the locals at game 4 can almost seal the destiny of one of the teams that was considered as one of the favorites to win the Stanley Cup before the playoffs began. The Senators have not been an easy rival for Montreal this year as both teams defeated the other twice during their 4-game regular season series.
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Chicago Leads Series To The Wild 2-1 But Their Road Strength Must Be Tested Once Again
The Blackhawks, whom are the West’s regular season champions, defeated the Wild twice at United Center but they were beaten by Minnesota at Xcel Energy Center on May 5 and their strength on the road will be tested once again on Tuesday at game four of this series. Chicago won 2 of 3 during their regular season series.
Pittsburgh Leads Series To The Islanders 2-1 But Are Forced To Beat NY In Consecutive Games
The Penguins, who are the East’s regular-season champions, are leaders versus the Islanders 2-1, though Pittsburgh lost Game 2 at Consol Energy Center and now they are forced to beat New York for a second time in a row at Nassau Coliseum if they want to make it to the next round of the postseason. Pittsburgh won 4 of their 5 regular-season meetings.
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