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Spartans in the Stanley Cup Playoffs

April 12, 2017

EAST LANSING - The chase for the Stanley Cup gets underway on Wednesday evening with the first games of the 2017 National Hockey League playoffs. Nine Spartans appeared in the NHL this season and four will have a shot at having their names etched on the Cup.

Torey Krug and John-Michael Liles and the Boston Bruins will meet the Ottawa Senators in the opening round, while Jeff Petry and the Montreal Canadiens take on the New York Rangers. In the Western Conference, Duncan Keith and the Chicago Blackhawks meet the Nashville Predators in the opening round.

MSU has had a Stanley Cup winner in seven of the last 11 seasons. Keith became the first Spartan to win three Stanley Cups as he won the Conn Smythe Trophy in leading the Chicago Blackhawks to the title in 2015. In total, 11 Spartans have hoisted Lord Stanley's Cup.

Here's a look at the Spartans in this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs:

Boston Bruins vs. Ottawa Senators
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BOS -- Torey Krug, John-Michael Liles

Montreal Canadiens vs. New York Rangers
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MTL -- Jeff Petry



Chicago Blackhawks vs. Nashville Predators
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CHI -- Duncan Keith

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