Preview of the Third Annual Ultimate NHL Playoff’s Second Round

The Second Round of the Third Annual Ultimate NHL Playoff starts off with a bang! In the Second Annual UNP, the ’88-’89 Calgary Flames were the reigning runners up. However, they faced the ’02-’03 Dallas Stars in the Second Round of last year’s tournament and were upset in six games. They’ll get a second crack at them here. Another intriguing matchup will pit the high-flying ’84-’85 Winnipeg Jets against the top-seeded ’76-’77 Montreal Canadiens. The ’76-’77 Canadiens won the inaugural UNP two years ago, but missed out on last year’s tournament. Meanwhile, the ’84-’85 Jets have a devastating attack led by a dominant top line. Finally, there will be a rematch of last year’s two Stanley Cup finalists in Pittsburgh and San Jose. The ’09-’10 Sharks are in their third UNP while the ’92-’93 Penguins are looking to make a mark in their first UNP appearance.

Here is a full list of the First Round matchups, listed in order that they will take place:

  • (#16) ’02-’03 Dallas Stars vs. (#17) ’88-’89 Calgary Flames
  • (#3) ’07-’08 Detroit Red Wings vs. (#30) ’85-’86 Hartford Whalers
  • (#5) ’12-’13 Chicago Blackhawks vs. (#28) ’72-’73 Minnesota North Stars
  • (#10) ’19-’20 Ottawa Senators vs. (#23) ’79-’80 Buffalo Sabres
  • (#14) ’29-’30 Montreal Maroons vs. (#19) ’05-’06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
  • (#2) ’47-’48 Toronto Maple Leafs vs. (#31) ’06-’07 Nashville Predators
  • (#4) ’70-’71 Boston Bruins vs. (#29) ’11-’12 Phoenix Coyotes
  • (#7) ’71-’72 New York Rangers vs. (#26) ’05-’06 Ottawa Senators
  • (#13) ’74-’75 Los Angeles Kings vs. (#20) ’08-’09 Carolina Hurricanes
  • (#1) ’76-’77 Montreal Canadiens vs. (#32) ’84-’85 Winnipeg Jets
  • (#9) ’81-’82 New York Islanders vs. (#24) ’84-’85 Washington Capitals
  • (#6) ’82-’83 Edmonton Oilers vs. (#27) ’99-’00 Florida Panthers
  • (#12) ’84-’85 Philadelphia Flyers vs. (#21) ’80-’81 St. Louis Blues
  • (#8) ’92-’93 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (#25) ’09-’10 San Jose Sharks
  • (#15) ’95-’96 Colorado Avalanche vs. (#18) ’14-’15 Tampa Bay Lightning
  • (#11) ’98-’99 New Jersey Devils vs. (#22) ’09-’10 San Jose Sharks

So, up next, to start the Second Round of the UNP, the 16th-seeded ’02-’03 Dallas Stars take on the 17th-seeded ’88-’89 Calgary Flames, in a rematch of last year’s Second Round!

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