2010 NHL Playoffs: Flyers Clinch Final Spot And Final Seedings

The NHL playoffs are finally set with the Philadelphia Flyers earning the final spot in the Eastern Conference with their 2-1 shootout victory over the New York Rangers. This gives us the following pairings for the first round of the playoffs:

Eastern Conference

1 Washington Capitals vs. 8 Montreal Canadiens

2 New Jersey Devils vs. 7 Philadelphia Flyers

3 Buffalo Sabres vs. 6 Boston Bruins

4 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. 5 Ottawa Senators

Western Conference

1 San Jose Sharks vs. 8 Colorado Avalanche

2 Chicago Blackhawks vs. 7 Nashville Predators

3 Vancouver Canucks vs. 6 Los Angeles Kings

4 Phoenix Coyotes vs. 5 Detroit Red Wings

 

All lower seeds have home-ice advantage. Home-ice advantage gives the team four home games, Games 1, 2, 5, and 7 while the lower seed has home games in games 3, 4, and 6.

For more information on these matchups, please visit From The Rink, which breaks down the matchups.

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