5 Things You Need to Know About Round 1 of the 2012 NHL Playoffs

  1. In Game 3 of the Flyers vs Penguins, there were 158 penalty minutes.

  2. In the first 2 nights of the playoffs, four of the seven games went into overtime.

  3. The following players have been suspended for at least one game or more since April 11th:
    Carkner (OTT)
    Backstrom (WSH)
    Adams (PIT)
    Asham (PIT)
    Neal (PHI)
    Shaw (CHI)
    Hagelin (NYR)
    Bitz (VAN)

  4. There have been 4 shutout games:
    Game 3: VAN vs LAK 0-1
    Game 2: SJS vs STL 0-3
    Game 3: NYR vs OTT 1-0
    Game 1: WSH vs BOS 0-1 (OT)

  5. The Philadelphia Flyers have scored 20 goals in 3 games.

EDITORS NOTE: This what has happened in 7 days. Round 1 continues tonight.