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Upsets continue to mark Stanley Cup playoffs

Two seemingly sure-bet teams to make it past the first round have been eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Despite being the number one team during the season, the Vancouver Canucks only have a first-round exit from the playoffs to show for their work.  

The top-seeded Canucks were knocked out of the playoffs during a 2-1 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Kings, ending the series in a brief five games.

The Kings will face the St. Louis Blues in the second round.

Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Flyers managed to beat the favoured Pittsburgh Penguins in six games, knocking Sidney Crosby and the Pens from the playoffs early.

With the Detroit Red Wings and San Jose Sharks also being knocked from the playoffs, most people who picked hockey pools are now shaking their heads in dismay.

“I hope (Ottawa) beats New York but that’s about it,” said one Leafs fan. “I would rather see them lose then win the Stanley Cup before the Leafs for sure.”

If you’re looking for the team with the most Canadian players to cheer for, the Boston Bruins have eighteen players who were born in Canada.

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