That's right, I didn't stutter.
San Jose will have a good chance of winning if they continue their balanced scoring.
Unfortunately for the Flyers, things aren't looking much better.
Effective April 11, Hulu will become an official National Hockey League partner for the entirety of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs and Final. How they respond to the bright lights and raised intensity of the playoffs, does add intrigue. "This is the best part of the season".
This year's President's Trophy winners - the Nashville Predators - hope to build off their Cinderella run to the Stanley Cup Final last year by potentially winning their first-ever Stanley Cup, bringing the Music City its first-ever major professional sports championship. The Penguins are the better team, they have momentum and they're at home.
Kelly also loves a team with longer odds than the Jets.
The Penguins are a machine on offence and the Flyers don't have a goalie who can save them in this round. With AP Photos.The Nashville Predators have the NHL's best record and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights have the buzz entering the Western Conference playoffs.
As a participant in it for 13 years now, he knows about the vitriol shared by the players and fans of both teams.
So, who are the big contenders this year? That year, centers Logan Couture and Joe Pavelski plus defenseman Brent Burns were the team's top three scorers. They're just moving it around and having puck speed. But after six years in Edmonton and now in his second with New Jersey, Hall broke out with a 93-point season - 41 more than his closest teammate. The second-place Anaheim Ducks will host the third-place San Jose Sharks in the other series.
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Brassard missed the final five regular-season games because of a lower-body injury. The captain bounced back with a Hart Trophy-worthy season with 35 goals and 92 points and will be asked to shut down Karlsson.
Devils forward Taylor Hall made a serious push for the MVP award late in the season, scoring a point in 26 straight games staring January 2 with 11 multi-point games during the streak. "But we'll see what happens this year with a couple more really good teams being beat out in the second round". They recorded the most points in the Eastern Conference, and may try to get this series done as soon as possible. They're meeting a Maple Leafs team anchored by a young dynamic trio of Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, and William Nylander.
Most importantly, since arriving in Columbus he is averaging a point every five games with four points through twenty games.
Every hockey fan can tell you where they were when the Bruins miraculously defeated the Maple Leafs in the seventh game of the 2013 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
If the Flyers pull the upset, it's likely because those top two lines are scoring in bunches.
This is the first year in a while that the Washington Capitals fall in this category.
Alex Ovechkin can still control any game on any given night despite becoming an elder statesman of the league at 32.
Former gold medalist Alex Ovechkin leads the National Hockey League in goals with 49 and plays with a style of arrogance that is fun to watch. His presence along with Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov's will be enough to fuel the Capitals past the Blue Jackets, who have scored the second-fewest goals among playoff teams this year.
The Philadelphia Flyers drew the Pittsburgh Penguins as their first-round opponent in the 2017-18 Playoffs, setting up the Battle of Pennsylvania in a playoff situation for the first time since 2012. That Pittsburgh can roll out a unit so dominant even with Crosby on the bench, may leave the Flyers in serious trouble.