Patrik Elias vs. Bret Hedican
HERO -- PATRIK ELIAS
The skilled Czech forward missed the first 39 games of the NHL season recovering from a bout of hepatitis A incurred during the lockout when he was playing in Russia. At one point, the illness looked as though it might keep Elias from hockey for the entire season and there were concerns his career might be in jeopardy.
Fast forward to Elias' return to the lineup. At the time, coach Larry Robinson had quit and GM and team architect Lou Lamoriello ...
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The Hero vs. The Villain
There will be one player who will be the team's hero and there will be another who will crush the other team's dreams. Here's a look at the Heroes and Villains of the second round.
• Senators vs. Sabres
• Hurricanes vs. Devils