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Preview: Stanley Cup Playoffs quarterfinal round full analysis

The chase for the Stanley Cup is quickly approaching, and the first round of the playoffs is filled with entertaining series’ that should make for a very exciting opening round. There will be seven teams competing in this years Stanley Cup Playoffs who missed the playoffs last season, including four Canadian teams (Ottawa, Calgary, Winnipeg, and Vancouver.) The defending Stanley Cup Champions, the Los Angeles Kings will not have an opportunity to defend the cup. The Kings are the first team since the 2006 Carolina Hurricanes to win the cup and miss the playoffs the following season.

Click Next to read our analysis of each matchup for the Quarterfinals.

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