Posted January 06, 2018 06:37:58 We can only hope that the next round will be a bit more entertaining.
This year, the NHL playoff schedule is a mess.
It’s hard to believe that it will be so confusing and it’s almost impossible to imagine a game with more than two teams in the first round.
The NHL playoffs are a weird beast and they will surely be a wild ride through March and April.
Here’s a look at the best and worst playoff games of the last 25 years.
1993 NHL Playoffs The 1993 Stanley Cup finals were the last playoff game of the regular season.
The Bruins beat the Blackhawks in six games in a best-of-seven series that ultimately sent the series to a best game final.
The series ended in a 3-2 shootout victory for the Bruins.
This series had an all-time record of 1-1, and the final score was 3-1 in favor of the Blackhawks.
This was the only series to go to overtime, with the Blackhawks winning three straight games to make it 6-3.
It was the first Stanley Cup championship in Chicago since 1961.
2014 Stanley Cup Finals The 2014 Stanley Championship was the last regular season game in which the Bruins defeated the Blackhawks, 2-1.
The Hawks were the reigning Stanley Cup champions and won their first title since 1993.
This game was played at the United Center in Chicago.
The game was also the last time the Bruins won the Stanley Cup, as they lost the championship game to the Penguins in six-game sweeps at the end of the 1998-99 season.
This playoff was also held in Chicago, which was a record attendance of over 15,000, and featured a host of NHL stars in attendance.
2014 NHL Playoffs In the 2014 NHL playoffs, the Bruins and Blackhawks went head-to-head in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
The Blackhawks led 3-0 in the series when Patrick Kane scored his first career NHL goal, but the Bruins were able to tie it up midway through the third period.
After a shootout, Kane scored a goal to tie the game 3-3 with 3:59 left in the third.
This led to a goal by Milan Lucic to tie things up for the Blackhawks but not before Jonathan Toews scored his second goal of the playoffs to seal the series.
2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs The Bruins won their fifth Stanley Cup in six years in 2017, beating the Blackhawks 5-4 in overtime in Game 5.
In Game 6, the Blackhawks scored the game-winner when Milan Lucis scored his third goal of his career to give them a 5-3 victory.
The victory was the fifth time in the past seven years that the Bruins have advanced to the finals in a Game 6.
2014 Playoff The Bruins were in the Stanley Cups for the first time in their history when they lost in six, 6-6, Game 6 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final to the New York Rangers.
The final score of Game 6 was 3:58 in favor to the Rangers, and was the lowest score for a Game 7 of the series at 4:19.
This is the second time in four years that Boston has lost a Stanley Cup final, and this is the fourth time in seven years they have been eliminated in the second round.
2013 Stanley Cup Semifinals The Bruins and Stars met in the 2013 Stanley Championship Final, and while the Bruins took a 2-0 lead in the opening period, they were able, thanks to a three-goal game from David Krejci, to win 4-3 in overtime.
The first goal was scored by Bruins defenseman Patrice Bergeron, who made the score 4-1 on his first shift in the game.
The second goal was by Stars defenseman Erik Cole, who scored his 20th of the season with the game tied at 4-4.
In overtime, Boston won the game, 4-2.
2016 Stanley Championship The Bruins defeated Nashville 5-2 in Game 7 to clinch a berth in the 2017 Stanley Championship.
This season, the playoffs have been marred by several incidents, including the deaths of two players and a child in a horrific car crash that occurred during Game 7.
The season was also marred with the arrest of a young girl, who was driving drunk.
2011 Stanley Cup Quarterfinals In the 2011 Stanley Championship Quarterfinals, the Kings defeated the Flyers 5-0.
The Flyers were up 2-3 entering the first period, and then the Kings tied it up with a power play goal by Patrice Dubois.
The Kings scored the first goal of their series in the 2nd period, as forward Jaromir Jagr scored his 21st goal of career.
The next two goals were scored by forward Brad Richards, who became the first player in the history of the Stanley Championship to score a goal in each game of a quarterfinal series.
The third goal was given to Dubois by defenseman Alexei Emelin. After the