The Stanley Cup Playoffs are now in full swing as 1st round matchups reach the pivotal games. Some series have gone exactly how you would expect them to (looking at you, Colorado and Nashville), while others have certainly raised a few eyebrows (*glances in the direction of Calgary/Dallas, Washington/Florida*).
You can find endless amounts of analysis series-by-series from countless experts, analysts, or even just fans, but we’ve decided to truly nutshell each team’s playoff experience so far.
…Right down to one sentence apiece.
Florida Panthers: This can’t be happening again.
Carolina Hurricanes: Could REEEEEALLY use Freddy right about now.
Toronto Maple Leafs: Please, even just the 1st round.
Tampa Bay Lightning: Back-to-back Champs; we’re playing on house money, baby!
New York Rangers: Spicy pork, not the best…
Pittsburgh Penguins: Respect your elders, New York.
Boston Bruins: Trying to prove a Prius will never beat a Lambo.
Washington Capitals: First time finding out the Presidents’ Trophy means nothing, Florida?
Colorado Avalanche: Told ya so.
Calgary Flames: When did Jake Oettinger turn into Ed Belfour, and WHERE is our second line?
Edmonton Oilers: ARE WE GOOD AT SCORING GOALS OR NOT?????
Los Angeles Kings: Don’t worry about us, we’re just happy to be here… and to be playing against Edmonton.
Minnesota Wild: We swear we aren’t mediocre anymore despite our mediocre series so far.
St. Louis Blues: DON’T CALL IT AN UPSET!
Dallas Stars: Joe frickin’ Pavelski
Nashville Predators: What the f***