Ignoring a few COVID delayed games occurring next week (future trivia question!), the NHL Playoffs kick off tomorrow with the Washington Capitals playing the Boston Bruins. Despite the remaining games, all the playoff matchups have been set for the first round:
- Edmonton Oilers vs Winnipeg Jets
- Toronto Maple Leafs vs Montreal Canadiens
- Colorado Avalanche vs St. Louis Blues
- Las Vegas Golden Knights vs Minnesota Wild
- Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals
- Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders
- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers
- Carolina Hurricanes vs Nashville Predators
For any of you that might not be huge hockey fans, the playoffs are a great time to watch as the level of play and intensity is elevated from the regular season, in my opinion, well beyond anything seen in any of the other leagues.
For the rest of you who's your team this year? Who are you cheering for and who are you excited to watch?