2010 NHL Playoffs – Round 3 Recap

Four teams enter, two teams leave…and the other two go to the Stanley Cup Finals!

Series: San Jose Sharks (1) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (2)

My Prediction: Blackhawks in 6 games.

What Actually Happened: Blackhawks SWEEP in 4 games.

Comments: This could end up being the only sweep in the 2010 playoffs.The games were close–being decided by only 1 or 2 goals–but the Blackhawks never seemed like they were going to lose.

And while I’m glad that my team won, I’m disappointed in the Sharks. The games were exciting…I guess I was secretly hoping for more of them.

 

Series: Philadelphia Flyers (7) vs. Montreal Canadiens (8)

My Prediction: Montreal UPSETS Philadelphia in 7 games.

What Actually Happened: Philadelphia won in 5 games.

Comments: Thanks, Montreal. Thanks for beating the two most exciting teams in the East, only to be beaten by one of the lamest. Oh, and if you haven’t guessed–I’m being sarcastic!

You killed all the giants, and now a dwarf has bested you for a trip to the Finals.

Chicago vs. Philadelphia? The same Flyers who didn’t make the playoffs until the last day of the season–and in a shootout, no less? This is who the ‘Hawks will face to win the Cup.At least if the Canadiens won, it would have been two Original Six teams in the Finals.

Granted, I like Chicago’s odds against Philly. They can–and should–win the Stanley Cup. But a Cup victory over a GOOD team would be more gratifying.

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Late Tuesday or early Wednesday I will announce my first contest on Puck Junk. Just got to scrounge up a few prizes first.

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Author: Sal Barry

Sal Barry is the editor and webmaster of Puck Junk. He is a freelance hockey writer, college professor and terrible hockey player. Follow him on Twitter @puckjunk

3 thoughts on “2010 NHL Playoffs – Round 3 Recap”

  1. Using logic to decide a winner you would assume that the Hawks are going to wipe the ice with the Flyers. Unfortunately, the hockey gods have not been very predictable this year. This series could go the distance.

  2. Since my Leafs are not around at this time of the year ( like 28 other teams), Sal, you've made me a Hawks fan. Be waiting for the contest-hope it's a good one

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