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NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Thursday Edition): Penguins/Capitals hype continues, calls for changes in New York and Coyotes situation getting uglier

Second Round Playoff Matchups:

Eastern Conference

Boston Bruins (1) versus Carolina Hurricanes (6)

Washington Capitals (2) versus Pittsburgh Penguins (4)

  • PTI’s Michael Wilbon says the Capitals/Penguins series is the main event for NHL fans.  Let the all-time comparisons begin, writes Dan Daly.  Expect some of the moves Bruce Boudreau made at the end of Round 1 to stay the same.  “They’re a much different team, as was New York. It is going to be tough. There’s no doubt,” says Boudreau.
  • Bill Guerin is loving playing with the youthful and talented Penguins.  Coach Dan Bylsma hints that you won’t see Petr Sykora and Miroslav Satan dressed for the same game.  For all the hype about the superstars, the Capitals’ season is probably more dependent on the play of Simeon Varlamov than Alexander Ovechkin.

Western Conference

Detroit Red Wings (2) versus Anaheim Ducks (8)

Vancouver Canucks (3) versus Chicago Blackhawks (4)

Teams that have been eliminated from the playoffs:

Teams that did not make the playoffs:

What a wild and wacky Friday.

Jets beat Stars 5-4 in OT
Moose lose 3-0 to Griffins
Ice beat Blades 6-3

And we start all over again tomorrow. IC Hockey Show at 9 AM.

Lots of Jets content to come on

If you couldn't join us live on the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show fear not as you can download the podcast or watch the replay.

Last up from American Airlines Arena was Jets bench boss Rick Bowness who spoke about his new team's OT victory over his old team.

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