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No. 3 Canucks Vs. No. 6 Blues: Breaking Down the First Round Matchup

Published by on April 13, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

One team was expected to be here, the other certainly wasn't.

The Vancouver Canucks come in as the Northwest Division champs, narrowly edging out the Calgary Flames with a 100 point season and the No. 3 seed. Vancouver trailed Calgary in the division for most of the season before securing the Northwest title on the last day of the season.

St. Louis is one of the most intriguing stories of this NHL season. Expected to be a rebuilding year in St. Louis, the Blues have overcome talent gaps and a flood of injuries that would be tough for any team to deal with, and have risen from being out of the playoffs not even a month ago, all the way to the No. 6 seed on the last day of the season.

 

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