2010 NHL Playoffs: Pittsburgh Penguins’ Road to the Finals, Version 3.0

April 29th, 2010 by J.R. Liput Leave a reply »
Entering the 2010 Playoffs, the Pittsburgh Penguins had two huge obstacles standing in the way of a third consecutive trip to the Stanley Cup Finals—the Washington Capitals and the New Jersey Devils.

The Penguins had played abysmal against both teams throughout the regular season, giving many people, including myself, reason to doubt their chances of returning to the Promised Land. 

However, after the first round of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Penguins are the highest remaining seed in the Eastern Conference with the Devils and the Capitals both falling victim to early upsets.

Now standing in the Pittsburgh's way of another run to the finals are the Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins, and Philadelphia Flyers.

With all due respect to the Canadiens, Bruins, and Flyers, I'm going to make a not-so-bold prediction before the second round begins: the Pittsburgh Penguins will make the Stanley Cup Finals for a third consecutive year.

Let's take a look at how the Pens match-up with each of the three remaining teams in the Eastern Conference:


Montreal Canadiens

After defeat ...

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