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.

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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.

Washington Capitals Tickets

Toronto Maple Leafs Tickets

Detroit Red Wings Tickets

Dallas Stars Tickets

Games Affecting NHL Playoffs 2013

Date Matchup City State Venue
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 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

2013 NHL Regular Season Highlights

Los Angeles Kings – Because It’s the Cup

Toronto Maple Leafs – Because It’s the Cup