First-round breakdown: Penguins vs. Senators
Last spring, everyone was watching the young Penguins and teenage scoring champion Sidney Crosby as they ventured into the playoffs for the first time. It was a short but compelling lesson in playoff hockey administered by the Ottawa Senators, who dispatched the Pens in five before reaching their first Stanley Cup finals.
A year later, the Penguins came within two points of the Eastern Conference title and play a Senators team that limped into the postseason, decimated by injury and ...
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2008 NHL PLAYOFFS
After a wild race to the finish, the NHL playoffs are set. Heading into Wednesday's opening night, Scott Burnside previews the first round:
• No. 1 Montreal vs. No. 8 Boston
• No. 2 Pittsburgh vs. No. 7 Ottawa
• No. 3 Washington vs. No. 6 Philadelphia
• No. 4 New Jersey vs. No. 5 New York Rangers
• Vote: What are your first-round picks?