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EASTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFF PREVIEW

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes
The Eastern Conference features four very intriguing playoff series that will have fans on the edge of their seats. With players like Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin leading their squads, there will be a chance to see something special every night.


PhoenixCoyotes.com Host Matt Rosen and Radio Color Analyst Louie DeBrusk have done their homework and looked in their respective crystal balls to breakdown each series and choose a victor.

(1) Canadiens vs. (8) Bruins

Montreal swept the season series 8-0 so the chances of an upset do not look good in this "Original Six" battle.

Matt & Louie's Preview & Prediction

(2) Penguins vs. (7) Senators

Last year the Senators bounced Pittsburgh in five games in the first round. This year, the Pens have Crosby, Malkin, and Hossa ready to rumble. Will "The Next One" escape round one?

Matt & Louie's Preview & Prediction

(3) Capitals vs. (6) Flyers

The Caps enter the playoffs as the NHL's hottest team led by the world's best player Alex Ovechkin. Will the moves the Flyers made in the offseason llike the acquisition of Danny Briere pay off.......or will the Caps wheeling and dealing at the trade deadline for Huet and Fedorov pay dividends?

Matt & Louie's Preview & Prediction

(4) Devils vs. (5) Rangers

The Rangers were 7-0-1 against the Devils this year, but New Jersey secured home ice in their final meeting of the season. Will that be enough to propel the low scoring Devils past their "Cross Hudson" rivals, or will future hall of famers like Shanahan and Jagr have broadway chanting "Let's Go Rangers" deep into the postseason?

Matt & Louie's Preview & Prediction


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