NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Second Round Conference Semifinals

The first round of this year’s NHL playoffs are over, and only 8 teams remain. Western Conference upsets have massively reshaped the landscape of this year’s hunt for the cup, and the Fourth String team is here to preview every matchup heading into the second round!  Continue reading “NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Second Round Conference Semifinals”

How the Predators Shocked and Swept the Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks scored only 3 goals against the Nashville predators, becoming the first #1 seed to be swept by a WC2 seed. What caused such a high-ranked team to fall apart so spectacularly in the playoffs? Continue reading “How the Predators Shocked and Swept the Blackhawks”

NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Western Conference

Be ready before the first puck drops: The Stanley Cup playoffs begin tonight, so we complete our Stanley Cup preview today by examining the Western Conference teams and matchups.

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