With the end of the regular season upon us, it’s come down to the final games to determine the playoff match-ups in the first round of the playoffs.
Let’s have a look at how some players on each Eastern Conference team in contention have performed against the playoff bound teams during the regular season:
I don’t think anyone wants to face the Pens in the opening round of the playoffs. Boasting a plethora of offensive talents named Crosby, Malkin, Hossa and Gonchar, the offence promises to be more than a handful for any team unfortunate enough to face in the opening round. Pittsburgh split their season series against Montreal, Carolina, New Jersey and Boston. Ottawa was 3-1 versus Pittsburgh this season, but with the Sens recent injury woes, the Pens might benefit from this match-up. Here’s how the Pens fared during the regular season against potential playoff opponents (GP-Pts):