'The series should be a showdown between the NHL's best defense and its second-best offense. But the postseason is hockey's Bizarro World, and Buffalo's Jennings Trophy-winning "D" and Pittsburgh's stable of shooters did not star in the teams' respective six-game, first-round victories. Instead, the Sabres enter Round Two having scored a league-best 21 goals in their opening series against the Philadelphia Flyers, while Pittsburgh allowed the Washington Capitals just seven goals, second only to the Curtis Joseph-powered Toronto Maple Leafs.'
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