2011 April 13th
Saturday, January 9, 2010.
The Stanley Cup was never 5 games it was always 7
The playoffs start off with the 8 teams in each conference with the most points. These teams are put into series' of two teams. The teams play in a best-of-seven series. The winner advances to the next round. It continues like that until someone wins the Stanley Cup. The playoffs started because the league needed a simple and fair way to decide a winner.
As of the start of the 2007 playoffs, no. The most 'sweeps' in the first round of the playoffs has been two and that has happened many times. But never have three teams swept in the first round of the MLB playoffs much less all four teams.
The next round in the playoffs does not start until every series in the previous round ends.
When your team gets the first round bye they draw no opponent in the first round and advance to the second round as if they have already won a game. Basically they get a win before the playoffs even start...
Playoffs start April 17th. Enjoy.
MAF was injured last season, but made it back for the end of the season and playoffs. He will start the season as the Penguins' starting goaltender.
The 2008-2009 playoffs start in mid-April. they all start in mid April
The NFL will release the official schedule after the regular season ends. However; Wildcard games (first round of the playoffs) typically start one week after the regular season ends. That would be January 4th 2009.
The NFL playoffs start Sunday, January 1st in 2012. Every year the playoffs for the NFL start at the same time. Then the playoffs continue even up to and past January 8th 2012.