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  • 1st in Pacific Division

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    Apparently The Regular Season Is Irrelevant In The NHL

    While the opening round of the NBA playoffs so far could have been blindly simulated, chaos is governing the ice. Ranked dead last in early January, the St. Louis Blues completed arguably the greatest midseason U-turn in NHL history by advancing to the conference semifinals. And that's probably just the third-most-surprising storyline of this young postseason. Tampa Bay and Calgary, the top seeds in each conference, survived less than two weeks, combining to win a single game. Never before had the President's Trophy-winning team been swept. Never before had the top seeds both been eliminated in the opening round. It has already seemed like "the year of the underdog" in the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs. But unlike its hardcourt brethren, the NHL is accustomed to things not going to plan in the "second season." So how does this postseason stack up against years past? Using the archived money lines at , we can decipher a team's implied probability of advancing and use that to rank the wildest opening rounds in Stanley Cup history. After marauding the league during the regular season, the Tampa Bay Lightning were installed as 1-to-4 favorites going into their series with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Jon Cooper's outfit won the President's Trophy behind 128 points and 62 regular-season wins, which tied for the most ever. Tampa was the league's highest-scoring team by a generous margin, spearheaded...
    Apparently The Regular Season Is Irrelevant In The NHL

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      B's back on track

      The Bruins and Leafs are all even at two wins apiece, as are the Stars and the Predators. Plus, the Flames will face elimination in Game 5.
      B's back on track

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        Flames on fire

        Mike Smith staked the Flames an early series lead over the Avs, the Caps double up the 'Canes and the Leafs take an early lead on the Bruins. Don recaps it all.
        Flames on fire