NHL playoffs: first round.
The NHL playoffs are set to begin this week and here are the 16 teams that will be in competition for the Stanley cup. Each series are best-of-7 for all the duration of the playoffs. 16 wins are needed to go all the way.
(1) Buffalo Sabres vs (8) New-York Islanders
(2) New-Jersey Devils vs (7) Tampa Bay Lightning
(3) Atlanta Thrashers vs (6) New-York Rangers
(4) Ottawa Senators vs (5) Pittsburgh Penguins
(1) Detroit Red Wings vs (8) Calgary Flames
(2) Anaheim Ducks vs (7) Minnesota Wild
(3) Vancouver Canucks vs (6) Dallas Stars
(4) Nashville Predators vs (5) San Jose Sharks