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Category: Playoff Threeviews

Playoff Threeview: Chicago & Minnesota

by J.R.

CIII3. Blackhawks 46-21-5 (107 points, 3rd in Conference III) vs. WC1. Wild (43-27-12, 98 points, 4th in Conference III)

Season Series— Wild 3-1-1

LeadersBlackhawks: Duncan Keith (2G, 5A, 7 Points), Jonathan Toews (3G, 4A, 7 Points, 3 GWG), Patrick Kane (3G); Wild: Zach Parise (3G, 7A, 10 Points), Charlie Coyle (3G), Clayton Stoner (20 PIMs)

Probable Goalies: Blackhawks: Corey Crawford (4-2, .935, 1.98); Wild: Ilya Bryzgalof (1-2, .826, 4.25)

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Playoff Threeview: St. Louis & Chicago

by J.R.

CIII2. Blues 52-23-7 (111 points, 2nd in Conference III) vs. CIII3. Blackhawks (46-21-15, 107 points, 3rd in Conference III)

Season Series— Blues 3-2

LeadersBlues: Alexander Steen (33G, 29A, 62 Points, 9 GWG), Alex Pietrangelo (43A), David Backes (10 PPG); Blackhawks: Patrick Sharp (34G, 44A, 78 Points, 10 PPG), Patrick Kane (10 PPG, 6 GWG), Ben Smith (15.6% shooting)

Probable Goalies: Blues: Ryan Miller (25-30-4, .918, 2.64); Blackhawks: Corey Crawford (32-16-12, .917, 2.26)

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Playoff Threeview: Colorado & Minnesota

by J.R.

CIII1. Avalanche 52-22-8 (112 points, 1st in Conference III) vs. WC1. Wild (43-27-12, 98 points, 4th in Conference III)

Season Series— Avalanche 4-0-1

LeadersAvalanche: Matt Duchene (23G, 47A, 70 Points, 6 GWG), Ryan O’Reilly (28G, 9 PPG), Paul Stastny (54.1 FO%); Wild: Jason Pominville (30G, 30A, 60 Points), Mikko Koivu (43A), Ryan Suter (2399 minutes)

Probable Goalies: Avalanche: Semyon Varlamov (41-14-8, .927, 2.41); Wild: Ilya Bryzgalof (12-9-8, .909, 2.68)

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Playoff Threeview: Dallas & Anaheim

by J.R.

WC2. Stars 40-31-11 (91 points, 5th in Conference III) vs. Pac1. Ducks (54-20-8, 116 points, 1st in Pacific)

Season Series— Stars 2-1

LeadersStars: Tyler Seguin (37G, 47A, 84 Points, 11 PPG, 8 GWG), Antoine Roussel (209 PIMs), Jamie Benn (54.8 FenClose%); Ducks: Ryan Getzlaf (31G, 56A, 87 Points), Corey Perry (43G, 9 PPG, 8 GWG), Francois Beauchemin (58.8% Shorthanded Time)

Probable Goalies: Stars: Kari Lehtonen (33-20-10, .919, 2.41); Ducks: Frederick Andersen (20-5-0, .923, 2.29)

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Playoff Threeview: Chicago & Boston

by J.R.

1. Blackhawks 36-7-5 (77 points, 1st in Central, 1st in Conference III) vs. 4. Bruins (28-14-6, 62 points, 2nd in Northeast)

Season Series— None. Here’s why.

Playoff LeadersBlackhawks: Marian Hossa (7G, 7A, 14 Points), Patrick Sharp (8G, 6A, 14 Points), Patrick Kane (6G, 8A, 14 Points), Bryan “Bingo” Bickell (22.9 SH%), Michael “Freek-A-Lik” Frolik (1 SHG) Bruins: David Krejci (9G, 12A, 21 Points), Nathan Horton (3 GWG, 22.6 SH%, +21), Torey Krug (3 PPG), Kaspars Daugavins (Latvian)

Probable Goalies: Blackhawks: Corey Crawford (12-5, .935, 1.74); Bruins: Tuukka Rask (12-4, .943, 1.75)

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Playoff Threeview: Chicago & LA

by J.R.

1. Blackhawks 36-7-5 (77 points, 1st in Central, 1st in Conference III) vs. 5. Kings (27-16-5, 59 points, 2nd in Pacific)

Season Series— Blackhawks 2-1-0 (Including the first game of the season, which included this interminable Stanley Cup ceremony)

Playoff LeadersBlackhawks: Patrick Sharp (7G, 4A, 11 Points), Marian Hossa (5G, 6A, 11 Points), Patrick Kane (7A), Bryan “Bingo” Bickell (27.8 SH%), Michael “Freek-A-Lik” Frolik (1 SHG) Kings: Mike Richards (2G, 8A, 10 Points), Jeff Carter (5G), Slava Voynov (3G, all GWG, 21.1 SH%, +7)

Probable Goalies: Blackhawks: Corey Crawford (8-4, .938, 1.70); Kings: Jonathan Quick 8-5, .948, 1.50)

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Playoff Threeview: Chicago & Detroit

by J.R.

1. Blackhawks 36-7-5 (77 points, 1st in Central, 1st in Conference III) vs. 7. Red Wings (24-16-8, 56 points, 3rd in Central)

Season Series— Blackhawks 4-0-0 (Only one game was decided in regulation though — and it was a doozy)

Playoff LeadersBlackhawks: Marian Hossa (3G, 3A, 6 Points), Patrick Sharp (1G, 5A, 6 Points), Patrick Kane (5A), Bryan “Bingo” Bickell (37.5 SH%), Michael “Freek-A-Lik” Frolik (1 SHG) Red Wings: Henrik Zetterberg (3G, 5A, 8 Points), Pavel Datsyuk (5A), Johan Franzen (3G), Justin Abdelkader (+4, 15 PIM)

Probable Goalies: Blackhawks: Corey Crawford (4-1, .950, 1.32); Red Wings: Jimmy Howard (4-3, .911, 2.74)

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Playoff Threeview: Chicago & Minnesota

by J.R.

1. Blackhawks 36-7-5 (77 points, 1st in Central, 1st in Conference III) vs. 8. Wild (26-19-3, 55 points, 2nd in Northwest, 3rd in Conference III)

Season Series— Blackhawks 2-0-1 (Minnesota won in a shootout January 30, which means this didn’t happen)

LeadersBlackhawks: Patrick Kane (23G, 32A, 55 Points, 8 PPG), Jonathan Toews (23 G), Marian Hossa (6 GWG, 3 in OT); Wild: Zach Parise (18G, 20A, 38 Points), Ryan Suter (28A), Clayton Stoner/Cal Clutterbuck (1 Shorthanded Assist)

Probable Goalies: Blackhawks: Corey Crawford (19-5-5, .926, 1.94); Wild: Niklas Backstrom (24-15-3, .909, 2.48)

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Playoff Threeview: St. Louis & Los Angeles

by J.R.

4. Blues 29-17-2 (60 points, 2nd in Central, 2nd in Conference III) vs. 5. Kings (27-16-5, 59 points, 2nd in Pacific)

Season Series— Kings 3-0

LeadersBlues: Chris Stewart (18G, 18A, 36 Points, 6 PPG), David Backes (22 A), Patrik Bergland (23.0 percent shooting); Kings: Anze Kopitar (10G, 32A, 42 Points), Jeff Carter (26G), Robyn Regher (69 blocked shots)

Probable Goalies: Blues: Brian Elliott (14-8-1, .907, 2.28); Kings: Jonathan Quick (18-13-4, .902, 2.45)

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