The Washington Capitals took it on the chin again this postseason. Timo Seppa looks back at the playoff results since 1996, and when compared to regular-season finishes, this season's finish ranks among the most surprising sweeps since 1996.
Timo Seppa of Puck Prospectus analyzes the first-round goalie matchups of the 2010 NHL playoffs using a heat index formula. The good? Quite possibly Jaroslav Halak, even against a loaded Capitals team. The bad? Maybe Martin Brodeur. (Yes.)