The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

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The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Canyon G., writer/interveiwer

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On April 10th, the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup playoffs began! If you don’t know how the playoffs work, 16 teams will qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the format is a bracket that only the top teams in their conference get to qualify. Games include intense competition while fighting for the puck and an occasional fist fight when an unfair call is made or there is some tension between two different players. The qualifying teams this year do not include any of or local teams (the Anaheim ducks and the Los Angeles kings) but the games will still be intense and excited to watch. The winning team earns the Stanley cup, as a ceremony the giant trophy is held up by the star player of the team and then the cup is drinken out of. Then it is returned to the association for next year.