The more I think about it, the more I like our chances. If they stick with the lines in practice today I like the matchups it creates.
1. Pav on Bergerons line will be practically a stalemate neither side really has an advantage on the wings and that matchup features two of the best two way centers in the game.
2. Kid line on Krejci line (credit to Kip for this glorious idea). Kids will have the puck the whole time because they're hounds and fast. And I'm not worried about then getting crunched because you can't hit what you can't catch. Alternative to this is Glendenings line on this line to just shut them down. That's probably what Babs will go with but I don't like it as much
3. Helm on Soderberg. Franzen on Eriksson. Alfie on... Paille? I think. That one will be close too.
4. Glendening on Campbell. Beat em up hockey. If that's the matchup we can thank David Legwand for tilting the offensive advantage in our favor.
If everything goes as planned we should ride David Legwand, the kid line, and Jimmy Howard to the conference semi's.