Winners and Losers of the NHL Playoff Weekend

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Winners and Losers of the NHL Playoff Weekend
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There are still many miles to go in the Stanley Cup playoffs, but the first round is beginning to get some definition.

As all 16 teams battle for position, we have learned that the No. 8 seeds New York Islanders and Minnesota Wild are going to have plenty of life and are not going to just roll over for the highly favored Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks.

The Los Angeles Kings proved in 2012 that playing winning postseason hockey is about getting hot at the right time. The Washington Capitals are trying to show that they have learned that lesson.

As the playoffs move into their second week, here are the winners and losers from this weekend's action.

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