NHL playoff scores 2017: Capitals and Senators fight on against all odds

The Ottawa Senators are one win way from the Eastern Conference final. In 2017.

Soak in that sentence for a moment. Let the oddness of it wash over you and then question everything else about your life.

Okay, it’s not that strange of an idea. But it was back in January when the Metropolitan Division teams were blitzing through Eastern teams left and right, leaving the Atlantic behind in the dust to fight for scraps. Ottawa hung around the playoff discussion, sure. But everyone overlooked them in favor of the more fun Maple Leafs and Canadiens.

Butler will sometimes play a poor game, but unfortunately when it happens in the playoffs, the Bulls will lose. Here’s specifically how his poor evening dropped Chicago from having a chance against Boston on Friday.

After two games of being the best player on the floor, Jimmy Butler was not that in Game 3. The Chicago star played one of his worst playoff games ever, and that was enough to determine the outcome against the Boston Celtics.

Kelowna is a center factory, cranking out Nick Merkley (Arizona) and Tom Brady Cheap Jerseys Dillon Dube (Calgary) over the past two seasons. Lind is another quality setup man for the Rockets, piling up 87 points and 30 goals this season. Columbus could use a playmaking pivot like that after the Ryan Johansen trade.

The Finnish winger has size (6’3), skill, and a nice shot. Vesalainen really broke out during the World Juniors, where he racked up six goals and 13 points in seven games for a bad Finnish team. He’ll play for HPK in the Finnish Liiga next season and could make the jump to the NHL sooner than most in this draft.

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