The Top Five NHL Playoff Upsets of the Last Decade

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The Top Five NHL Playoff Upsets of the Last Decade

If the 2010 NHL playoffs have taught us anything, it’s that upsets are always a possibility.

The Eastern Conference saw its top three seeds eliminated in the first round, including the Stanley Cup favorite Washington Capitals.

But what happened in this year’s postseason is nothing new. Over the last 10 years, a number of teams have been upset in the playoffs, and there can be only one Stanley Cup Champion—it's like something straight out of Highlander.

The playoffs bring out the best in some players. They can turn any average third-line veteran into a top-scoring hero on any team—ahem, Miro Satan.

So, here are the top five biggest upsets in the playoffs over the course of the last decade.

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