Neutral Zone Wrap: The Finals Countdown
Neutral Zone Wrap: The Finals Countdown

This article is part of our Neutral Zone Wrap series.


Since the first round didn't provide enough excitement, this last round decided to kick in and offer a whole new set of heart-stopping moments.

Did you get your fill of Game 7s? No? OK, just checking.

Thanks to the Blackhawks for breaking that trend by receiving some timely wizardry from Corey Crawford to down the Wild in six. Orange County ran into Hollywood and the 2007 champs ended up getting squeezed out. The Bruins slumped in the final two contests and were outmuscled by a feisty Habs lineup. After a 3-1 series lead, Crosby and Malkin went AWOL and the Pens fell to the Rangers led (obviously) by the King.

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