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Round 2 NHL Playoff matchups Add to ...



ST. LOUIS BLUES

LOS ANGELES KINGS

Regular season record: 49-22-11

Regular season record: 40-27-15

How they qualified: Second in West; won Central division; beat 7-San Jose Sharks 4-1 in first round of playoffs

How they qualified: Eighth in West; beat 1-Vancouver Canucks 4-1 in first round of playoffs

D'Agostini only player on St. Louis with more then one point vs Kings this season (2 assists)

Kopitar had 2 goals, 1 assist vs Blues this season

Elliott was 0-0-1 vs Kings this season in 2 appearances

Quick was 2-1-0 vs Blues this season with 2 shutouts

Team leader (playoffs): Andy McDonald-4 goals, 8 points

Team leader (playoffs): Dustin Brown-4 goals, 5 points

Saturday, April 28: Los Angeles at St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 30: Los Angeles at St. Louis, 9 p.m. Thursday, May 3: St. Louis at Los Angeles, 10 p.m. Sunday, May 6: St. Louis at Los Angeles, 3 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 8: Los Angeles at St. Louis, TBD x-Thursday, May 10: St. Louis at Los Angeles, TBD x-Saturday, May 12: Los Angeles at St. Louis, TBD



NASHVILLE PREDATORS

PHOENIX COYOTES

Regular season record: 48-26-8

Regular season record: 42-27-13

How they qualified: Fourth in West; beat 5-Detroit Red Wings 4-1 in first round of playoffs

How they qualified: Third in West; won Pacific division; beat Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 in first round of playoffs

Erat had 1 goal, 3 assists in three games against Coyotes this season

Doan had 1 goal, 3 assists against Predators this season

Rinne was 2-2-0 vs Coyotes this season

Smith was 0-0-1, allowing 4 goals on 35 shots against Predators this season

Team leader (playoffs): Alexander Radulov-1 goal, 5 points

Team leader (playoffs): Antoine Vermette-4 goals, 5 points

Friday, April 27: Nashville at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Sunday, April 29: Nashville at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 2: Phoenix at Nashville, 9 p.m. Friday, May 4: Phoenix at Nashville, 7:30 p.m. x-Monday, May 7: Nashville at Phoenix, 10 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 9: Phoenix at Nashville, TBD x-Friday, May 11: Nashville at Phoenix, TBD



NEW YORK RANGERS

WASHINGTON CAPITALS

Regular season record: 51-24-7

Regular season record: 42-32-8

How they qualified: First in East; won Atlantic division; beat 8-Ottawa Senators 4-3 in first round playoffs

How they qualified: Seventh in East; beat 2-Boston Bruins 4-3 in first round playoffs

Ryan Callahan had 1 goal, 4 assists in four games against Capitals this year

John Carlson and Alexander Semin each had 3 goals against Rangers in four games this season

Lundqvist was 2-1-0 but had a 3.00 goals-against average against Capitals this year

Brian Holtby made 35 saves in his only start against Rangers on final day of the season (4-1)

Team leader (playoffs): Brad Richards-2 goals, 5 points

Team leader (playoffs): Alex Ovechkin-2 goals, 5 points

Saturday, April 28: Washington at NY Rangers, 3 p.m. Monday, April 30: Washington at NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2: NY Rangers at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5: NY Rangers at Washington, 12:30 p.m. x-Monday, May 7: Washington at NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 9: NY Rangers at Washington, TBD x-Saturday, May 12: Washington at NY Rangers, TBD



PHILADELPHIA FLYERS

NEW JERSEY DEVILS

Regular season record: 47-26-9

Regular season record: 48-28-6

How they qualified: Fifth in East; beat 4-Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 in first round playoffs

How they qualified: Sixth in East; beat 3-Florida Panthers 4-3 in first round playoffs

Claude Giroux had 4 goals and 11 points against the Devils this season

Ilya Kovalchuk had 2 goals and 8 points against Flyers this season

Wayne Simmonds had 3 goals and 5 points; Matt Carle had 4 assists

Patrick Elias had 1 goal and 5 points; Zach Parise had 3 goals

Team leader (playoffs): Claude Giroux-6 goals, 14 points

Team leader (playoffs): Travis Zajac-3 goals, 6 points

Sunday, April 29: New Jersey at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 1: New Jersey at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3: Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6: Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 8: New Jersey at Philadelphia, TBD x-Thursday, May 10: Philadelphia at New Jersey, TBD x-Saturday, May 12: New Jersey at Philadelphia, TBD

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