Former St. Louis Blues coach and apparent retiree Ken Hitchcock has been hired by the Dallas Stars following the Ruff firing.
This matchup between Pacific division rivals might be one of the fiercest series in the first round. The Flames will need to reverse their curse at Honda Center to advance to the Second Round.
Columbus clinches its third playoff appearance in their existence. In the process, they draw the rival Pittsburgh Penguins. This marks the second time these teams have matched up in the postseason.