Fantasy Playoffs: First Round, Week 2

Game Two is in the books for the first round and some teams are not playing like they should.  Other teams are playing much better than many predicted, hopefully in your pool its working out for you.  Here is some information to help you dress your line-up in week 2.

First round series – Games to be played in week 2 (* if necessary):

Washington 2 (#1) vs. New York 1 (#8)
Games: Wednesday and Saturday
Season Series: New York won 3-1-0 and outscored Washington 16-6
Season Home Records: Washington (25-8-8) – New York (20-17-4)
Season Away Records:
Washington (23-15-3) – New York (24-16-1)
Playoff Powerplay Rank: Washington (T-6th) – New York (12th)
Playoff Penalty Kill Rank:
Washington (5th) – New York (T-10th)
Key Injuries: Jason Arnott (day-to-day), Dennis Wideman (indefinitely), Mike Green (could play game 1), Tom Poti (indefinitely), Ryan Callahan (indefinitely), Alexander Frolov (will miss playoffs)

Philadelphia 1 (#2) vs. Buffalo 1 (#7)
Games: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday*
Season Series: Tied 2-2 and Philadelphia outscored Buffalo 17-14
Season Home Records: Philadelphia (22-12-7) – Buffalo (21-16-4)
Season Away Records:
Philadelphia (25-11-5) – Buffalo (22-13-6)
Playoff Powerplay Rank: Philadelphia (13th) – Buffalo (9th)
Playoff Penalty Kill Rank:
Philadelphia (8th) – Buffalo (4th)
Key Injuries: Chris Pronger (day-to-day), Andreas Nodl (day-to-day), Jochen Hecht (indefinitely), Jordan Leopold (indefinitely), Derek Roy (indefinitely)

Boston 0 (#3) vs. Montreal 2 (#6)
Games: Monday, Thursday and Saturday*
Season Series: Montreal won 4-2-0 and Boston outscored Montreal 22-20
Season Home Records: Boston (22-13-6) – Montreal (20-19-2)
Season Away Records:
Boston (24-12-5) – Montreal (20-19-2)
Playoff Powerplay Rank: Boston (T-14th) – Montreal (11th)
Playoff Penalty Kill Rank:
Boston (6th) – Montreal (T-1st)
Key Injuries: Marc Savard (will miss playoffs), Zdeno Chara (probable) Josh Gorges (will miss playoffs), Andrei Markov (will miss playoffs), Max Pacioretty (indefinitely), Andrei Kostitsyn (doubtful)

Pittsburgh 1 (#4) vs. Tampa Bay 1 (#5)
Games: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Season Series: Tied 2-2 and Pittsburgh outscored Tampa Bay 17-9
Season Home Records: Pittsburgh (25-14-2) – Tampa Bay (25-11-5)
Season Away Records:
Pittsburgh (24-11-6) – Tampa Bay (21-14-6)
Playoff Powerplay Rank: Pittsburgh (T-14th) – Tampa Bay (5th)
Playoff Penalty Kill Rank:
Pittsburgh (12th) – Tampa Bay (T-1st)
Key Injuries: Sidney Crosby (indefinitely), Evgeni Malkin (will miss playoffs), Matt Cooke (questionable), Marc-Andre Bergeron (probable), Randy Jones (probable)
Notes: Crosby is still not practicing in full contract drills or with the team

Vancouver 3 (#1) vs. Chicago 0 (#8)
Games: Tuesday, Thursday* and Sunday*
Season Series: Vancouver won 2-1-1 and Chicago outscored Vancouver 12-9
Season Home Records: Vancouver (27-9-5) – Chicago (24-17-0)
Season Away Records:
Vancouver (27-10-4) – Chicago (20-12-9)
Playoff Powerplay Rank: Vancouver (T-2nd) – Chicago (10th)
Playoff Penalty Kill Rank:
Vancouver (7th) – Chicago (T-13th)
Key Injuries: Manny Malhotra (will miss playoffs), Andrew Alberts (day-to-day), Bryan Bickell (questionable), Tomas Kopecky (doubtful), David Bolland (indefinitely), Brent Seabrook (questionable)
Notes: Raffi Torres will NOT be suspended for his hit on Brent Seabrook

San Jose 1 (#2) vs. Los Angeles 1 (#7)
Games: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Season Series: San Jose won 3-1-2 and outscored Los Angeles 18-15
Season Home Records: San Jose (25-11-5) – Los Angeles (25-13-3)
Season Away Records:
San Jose (23-14-4) – Los Angeles (21-17-3)
Playoff Powerplay Rank: San Jose (T-14th) – Los Angeles (T-2nd)
Playoff Penalty Kill Rank:
San Jose (T-13th) – Los Angeles (T-1st)
Key Injuries: Anze Kopitar (indefinitely), Ian White (questionable), Kent Huskins (questionable)

Detroit 2 (#3) vs. Phoenix 0 (#6)
Games: Monday, Wednesday, Friday* and Sunday*
Season Series: Tied 2-2 and Phoenix outscored Detroit 12-11
Season Home Records: Detroit (21-14-6) – Phoenix (21-13-7)
Season Away Records:
Detroit (26-11-4) – Phoenix (22-13-6)
Playoff Powerplay Rank: Detroit (1st) – Phoenix (8th)
Playoff Penalty Kill Rank:
Detroit (9th) – Phoenix (16th)
Key Injuries: Henrik Zetterberg (questionable), Ed Jovanovski (probable), Derek Morris (day-to-day)

Anaheim 1 (#4) vs. Nashville 2 (#5)
Games: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday*
Season Series: Nashville won 3-1-0 and outscored Anaheim 17-11
Season Home Records: Anaheim (26-13-2) – Nashville (24-9-8)
Season Away Records:
Anaheim (21-17-3) – Nashville (20-18-3)
Playoff Powerplay Rank:
Anaheim (T-2nd) – Nashville (T-6th)
Playoff Penalty Kill Rank:
Anaheim (T-10th) – Nashville (T-13th)
Key Injuries: Jonas Hiller (questionable)
Notes: Bobby Ryan will miss one more game for his suspension

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