Spartans in the Stanley Cup Playoffs - Round Two
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
Minnesota vs. Chicago
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CHI - Duncan Keith (Playoff Stats: 6 GP, 2-5-7, +5)
First Round Results
Boston vs. Detroit
New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia
PHI - Adam Hall (7 GP, 0-1-1, E)
Tampa Bay vs. Montreal
MTL - Mike Weaver (4 GP, 0-1-1, +5)
Pittsburgh vs. Columbus
CBJ - Corey Tropp (2 GP, 0-0-0, E)
St. Louis vs. Chicago
Anaheim vs. Dallas
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