NHL Playoffs 2013
Well the weather is finally warming up and Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 is the day millions of hockey fans have been waiting for; the NHL Playoffs! The Eastern conference brings us Toronto at Boston at 7:00 on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 (CBC, CNBC, RDS), sure to be one popular night among Canadian sports fans!
It’s the first Boston-Toronto playoff series since 1974 when the Bruins, who eventually lost to the Philadelphia Flyers in the Stanley Cup final, swept the Leafs in the first round! Neither team has been doing well lately…Boston has lost seven of nine outings and Toronto has lost four of their last six games; they were outshot 213-135 and were outscored 20-15.
What makes this year’s NHL playoffs intriguing, is that for the first time since 1996, NHL’s original six teams are in the playoffs. In the East, the Maple Leafs will match up with the Bruins, Montreal will face Ottawa, and the New York Rangers will match up with Washington. In the West, Detroit extended its franchise record postseason streak to 22 and closed well enough to avoid a first-round matchup with Chicago to move into a winnable series against Anaheim. The Blackhawks will open against the Wild.
For a detailed list of the NHL playoffs scheduling click here.
NHL Playoff Predictions
I like to personally go by TSN’s Scott Cullen’s NHL playoff predictions, so for a detailed general rundown of who he thinks will come out on top click here.
Boston Pizza Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls is the place to be to watch the NHL Playoffs!
Packed with games, sports memorabilia and an abundance of big screen TV’s, Boston Pizza Clifton Hill is the perfect place to grab a few friends and enjoy the NHL Playoff action! The restaurant is a unique Boston Pizza in that it’s connected to a large 70,000 square foot entertainment complex, the Great Canadian Midway–which has over 300 arcade games, complete with several billiard tables inside the 25,000 square foot Strike Rock N Bowl – featuring 14 full size 10 pin bowling lanes! Make it a night to remember by customizing a party package with the Ultimate Party Package offer by grabbing a group of people to watch the game, eat what your heart desires (over 100 delicious menu items!), drink and then play Midway games and bowl! Call 905-358-2750 to learn more.
Boston Pizza Clifton Hill in located right in the heart of the entertainment district, so after the NHL playoff game be sure to take advantage of many of the nearby attractions such as the Niagara Skywheel and Dinosaur Adventure Golf that are just steps away from the restaurant! This Boston Pizza location in Niagara Falls always brings large crowds when there is a major sporting event going on, and the 2013 NHL Playoff action is no different! We hope to see you there!
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