Spartans in the Stanley Cup Playoffs - Round Two
 
 
 
Torey Krug had five points in the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
 
Torey Krug had five points in the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
 
 

May 1, 2014

EAST LANSING - With the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs beginning on May 1, four Spartans remain in the chase for hockey's ultimate prize. Of the 17 Spartans that played in the NHL this season, 11 took part in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

All four Spartans remaining in the playoffs are defensemen, including Duncan Keith (2001-02) of Chicago, Torey Krug (2009-12) and Corey Potter (2002-06) of Boston and Mike Weaver (1996-2000) of Montreal.

In the Eastern Conference, Krug and Potter will square off with Weaver in an Original Six matchup. Krug enters the series tied for the team lead in playoff points with five (1 goal, 4 assists). Weaver, who was dealt to Montreal just prior to the trade deadline, leads the Canadiens in plus/minus at plus-5.

Keith is fourth among all NHL defensemen in points with seven (2 goals, 5 assists).

Michigan State has had a Stanley Cup winner in six of the last eight seasons. Keith claimed his second Stanley Cup last season, joining Craig Simpson (1988, 1990) as MSU's two-time cup winners. In total, 11 Spartans have hoisted Lord Stanley's Cup.

Second Round Matchups Featuring Spartans

Montreal vs. Boston
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BOS - Torey Krug (Playoff Stats: 5 GP, 1-4-5, +2)
BOS - Corey Potter (Playoff Stats: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E)
MTL - Mike Weaver (Playoff Stats: 4 GP, 0-1-1, +5)

 

 

Minnesota vs. Chicago
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CHI - Duncan Keith (Playoff Stats: 6 GP, 2-5-7, +5)

First Round Results

Boston vs. Detroit
Boston won series, 4-1
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BOS - Torey Krug (5 GP, 1-4-5, +2)
BOS - Corey Potter (1 GP, 0-0-0, E)
DET - Justin Abdelkader (5 GP, 0-2-2, +1)
DET - Drew Miller (5 GP, 0-1-1, -2)

New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia
New York won series, 4-3
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PHI - Adam Hall (7 GP, 0-1-1, E)

Tampa Bay vs. Montreal
Montreal won series, 4-0
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MTL - Mike Weaver (4 GP, 0-1-1, +5)

Pittsburgh vs. Columbus
Pittsburgh won series, 4-2
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CBJ - Corey Tropp (2 GP, 0-0-0, E)

St. Louis vs. Chicago
Chicago won series, 4-2
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STL - Ryan Miller (6 GP, 2-4, .897 Sv%, 2.70 GAA)
CHI - Duncan Keith (6 GP, 2-5-7, +5)

Anaheim vs. Dallas
Anaheim won series, 4-2
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DAL - Shawn Horcoff (6 GP, 1-5-6, +5)
DAL - Chris Mueller (4 GP, 0-0-0, -2)