Final Steps Toward 2013 NHL Playoff Games
A lot of things are already known for the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs. The Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks will be the top seeds in their respective conferences. The Toronto Maple Leafs are returning to the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in nine years... and they're closer than a coin flip away from facing arch-rival Montreal in round one of the NHL playoffs. Anaheim is on the cusp of clinching the Pacific division, and Washington is close to mounting a remarkable comeback from the Eastern Conference basement earlier in the 2013 NHL season all the way to the Southeast Division title and a No. 3 seed. Finally, the LA Kings are officially in the tournament to defend their Stanley Cup title.
The unknowns for the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs are obviously more interesting in the short term. Could the Detroit Red Wings miss out on the playoffs for the first time since the 1989-90 season, being replaced by the often-struggling Columbus Blue Jackets? Can the Winnipeg Jets somehow catch the red-hot Capitals and jump from their current status out of the playoffs and into the No. 3 Eastern seed? Can the Minnesota Wild avoid a free fall from the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference to a No. 9 seed that would miss the 2013 NHL playoffs altogether? With only a few games remaining for each team, there's still plenty of drama left in the 2013 NHL regular season. Because it's the Cup - just like the NHL says.
2013 NHL Playoff Series Races
While the Capitals attempt to ride their recent momentum to a division title and a No. 3 seed in the NHL Playoffs for the Eastern Conference, the Detroit Red Wings and Dallas Stars are trying to climb back into the Western Conference pool of teams. The Toronto Maple Leafs are trying to keep their No. 5 seed and hoping for a first round pairing with Montreal.
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Games Affecting NHL Playoffs 2013
|4/23/2013||Jets at Capitals||Washington||DC||Verizon Center|
|4/23/2013||Kings at Wild||St. Paul||MN||Xcel Energy Center|
|4/24/2013||Kings at Red Wings||Detroit||MI||Joe Louis Arena|
|4/24/2013||Sharks at Coyotes||Phoenix||AZ||Jobing.com Arena|
|4/25/2013||Senators at Capitals||Washington||DC||Verizon Center|
|4/25/2013||Canadiens at Jets||Winnipeg||Manitoba||MTS Centre|
|4/26/2013||Islanders at Sabres||Buffalo||NY||First Niagara center|
|4/27/2013||Canadiens at Maple Leafs||Toronto||Ontario||Air Canada Centre|
|4/27/2013||Bruins at Capitals||Washington||DC||Verizon Center|
|4/27/2013||Sharks at Kings||Los Angeles||CA||Staples Center|
|4/27/2013||Red Wings at Stars||Dallas||TX||American Airlines Center|