NHL playoff matchups set

The matchups are set for the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs.

5 series involve Canadian teams

The quest for the Stanley Cup is half way done. The third round features a clash between the Montreal Canadiens and the Vegas Golden Knights. While the New York Islanders take on defending champs Tampa Bay Lighting in the other semifinal. (Getty Images)

The matchups are set for the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs:


Washington Capitals vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

Division leader No. 1 vs. wild card No. 2

Capitals: 55-19-8, 118 points

Maple Leafs: 40-27-15, 95 points

Regular-season series: Capitals win 2-1-0 (Maple Leafs 1-1-1)

Montreal Canadiens vs. New York Rangers

Division leader No. 2 vs. wild card No. 1

Canadiens: 47-26-9, 103 points

Rangers: 48-28-6, 102 points

Regular-season series: Canadiens win 3-0-0 (Rangers 0-2-1)

Ottawa Senators vs. Boston Bruins

Atlantic Division No. 2 vs. Atlantic Division No. 3

Senators: 44-28-10, 98 points

Bruins: 44-31-7, 95 points

Regular-season series: Senators win 4-0-0 (Bruins 0-3-1)

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Metropolitan Division No. 2 vs. Metropolitan Division No. 3

Penguins: 50-21-11, 111 points

Blue Jackets: 50-24-8, 108 points

Regular-season series: Tied 2-1-1


Chicago Blackhawks vs. Nashville Predators

Division leader No. 1 vs. wild card No. 2

Blackhawks: 50-23-9, 109 points

Predators: 41-29-12, 94 points

Regular-season series: Blackhawks win 4-1-0 (Predators 1-4-0)

Anaheim Ducks vs. Calgary Flames

Division leader No. 2 vs. wild card No. 1

Ducks: 46-23-13, 105 points

Flames: 45-33-4, 94 points

Regular-season series: Ducks win 4-1-0 (Flames 1-4-0)

Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues

Central Division No. 2 vs. Central Division No. 3

Wild: 49-25-8, 106 points

Blues: 46-29-7, 99 points

Regular-season series: Blues win 3-2-0 (Wild 2-2-1)

Edmonton Oilers vs. San Jose Sharks

Pacific Division No. 2 vs. Pacific Division No. 3

Oilers: 47-26-9, 103 points

Sharks: 46-29-7, 99 points

Regular-season series: Oilers win 3-1-1 (Sharks 2-3-0)


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