28 April 2009

2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Round 2

After tonight's results, we now know who faces who in Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Unfortunately, the Calgary Flames did not make it pass the first round...again. They lost in six games to a younger, faster, and well, better Chicago Blackhawks team. Oh well.

Here are the match-ups for Round 2:

Western Conference Semi Finals

(2) Detroit Red Wings vs. (8) Anaheim Ducks
(3) Vancouver Canucks vs. (4) Chicago Blackhawks

Eastern Conference Semi Finals

(1) Boston Bruins vs. (7) Carolina Hurricanes
(3) Washington Captials vs. (4) Pittsburgh Penguins

12 April 2009

2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs

The 2008-09 NHL Regular Season is over. The Quest for the Cup begins Wednesday, 15 April. Here are the match ups:

Western Conference Quarterfinals

(1) San Jose Sharks vs (8) Anaheim Ducks
(2) Detroit Red Wings vs (7) Columbus Blue Jackets
(3) Vancouver Canucks vs (6) St.Louis Blues
(4) Chicago Blackhawks vs (5) Calgary Flames

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals

(1) Boston Bruins vs (8) Montreal Canadiens
(2) Washington Capitals vs (7) New York Rangers
(3) New Jersey Devils vs (6) Carolina Hurricanes
(4) Pittsburgh Penguins vs (5) Philadelphia Flyers

05 April 2009

Flames Clinch Playoff Spot

I guess I should say something about the Calgary Flames clinching a playoff spot. There, I said it.

With only four games left, the Flames are tied at the top of the Northwest Division with Vancouver. Both teams have 95 points heading into the last week of the regular season. The Flames are currently hold the top spot because they have more wins than the Canucks.

Looking ahead to the final week. The Flames will take on the Los Angeles Kings on Monday, at the Saddledome. The last time these two teams played, I was there at the Staples center. The result was pretty good. I like to think that I had something to do with it...probably not.

On Tuesday, the Flames are on the road in Vancouver in a battle for the NW Division lead.

The final two games of the season will be a home-and-home with the Oilers. Friday, the Flames are in Edmonton for the Battle of Alberta. The Flames wrap up the season at home on Saturday with Oilers.

So, two back to back games to end the season. The Flames have to been good this season in back to back games. This should be an interesting race to see which team will get home ice advantage in the first round, and the NW Division title.