In the early going, there's only one word for these playoffs: PARITY! Man, these games have been so close. The Pens' 4-2 Game 3 win over the Senators was about the closest thing we've seen to a blowout. Teams are winning overtime games without even launching a shot -- but more on the Sharks and Avalanche later.
This week, we'll head into the meat of the first round. I figured it was a good time to revisit each series with a few thoughts or suggestions for the teams.
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