NHL Playoffs: The 10 Biggest Upsets in NHL Playoff History

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NHL Playoffs: The 10 Biggest Upsets in NHL Playoff History
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The NHL playoffs.

Each year, hockey's elite take to the ice for roughly two months to decide the issue of who is the best team in the world.

The NHL playoffs is one of the most grueling, demanding and exciting tournaments in all of sports. "History will be made" is more than just a catchy advertising slogan—it is also the truth.

Quite often, the history to be made comes in the form of a titanic upset. Next to March Madness, the NHL playoffs seem to produce the most frequent, and sometimes most stunning, upsets of any of the major sports out there.

Why this seems to be the case is anyone's guess.

Maybe it is because home ice advantage means very little in the playoffs, a sharp contrast to the NFL, MLB or NBA playoffs.

Perhaps it has something to do with the gap in talent between a No. 8 seed and a No. 1 seed not truly being as great as in other sports.

Perhaps it is something else entirely.

Whatever "it" is, the fact remains that the history of the NHL playoffs is rich in shocking moments and mind-bending upsets.

With so many upsets having taken place, what are the 10 biggest upsets in the history of the NHL playoffs?

Let's find out.

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