The 1st Round of the 2023 NBA and NHL Playoffs

The 1st Round of the 2023 NBA and NHL Playoffs

Each year around the exact same time in the spring, the NBA and NHL playoffs begin. In each sport, for a team to win the championship, they must win four Best of 7 Game Series. It is an tough task. The intensity of NBA and NHL games in the playoffs far exceeds what one sees on a nightly basis during the regular season. Have you been watching these playoffs? At the time of the creation of this quiz, both sports were currently in the middle of their respective finals. Let's know see what your remember about the 1st round of the playoffs in each sport.

Who did New Jersey beat in the 1st round of the NHL playoffs?

What team did Phoenix beat in the 1st round of the NBA playoffs?

Who did Toronto beat in the 1st round of the NHL playoffs?

In which league are teams reseeded after the 1st round of the playoffs?

What NHL team had three 1st round road wins in overtime?

What team did the L.A. Lakers beat in the 1st round of the NBA playoffs?

Which was the highest ranked NBA team to lose in the 1st round of the playoffs?

What team did New York beat in the 1st round of the NBA playoffs?

What NHL team lost their 1st 2 playoff games 5 to 1 but ended up winning the series?

Who was the only team in the NBA playoffs to NOT lose a game in the 1st round?

What team did Miami beat in the 1st round of the NBA playoffs?

Who did Las Vegas beat in the 1st round of the NHL playoffs?

What team did Denver beat in the 1st round of the NBA playoffs?

What NHL team trailed 3 games to 1 in Round 1 but ended up winning the series?

Who did Florida beat in the 1st round of the NHL playoffs?

Who did Edmonton beat in the 1st round of the playoffs?

What Toronto Maple Leaf had 11 points in their series vs Tampa Bay?

What team did Boston beat in the 1st round of the NBA playoffs?

Who did Dallas beat in the 1st round of the NHL playoffs?

What team did Golden State beat in the 1st round of the NBA playoffs?

Who did Seattle beat in the 1st round of the NHL playoffs?

Who did Carolina beat in the 1st round of the NHL playoffs?

How many points did Steph Curry have in game 7 of Round 1 vs Sacramento?

What team did Philly beat in the 1st round of the NBA playoffs?

Who had the most goals in the 1st round of the NHL playoffs?

The 1st Round of the 2023 NBA and NHL Playoffs

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Dave is an accomplished economics instructor with over two decades of experience in the prestigious International Baccalaureate program. His students have consistently ranked in the top 10% annually, and one year they achieved the highest overall class average in the world. This outstanding achievement led a UK publisher to request that he write a textbook, an offer he declined in favor of creating sports quizzes, which he found more engaging.

In addition to his teaching career, Dave is also a former high school football coach, having won a couple of local championships. While he wishes he had won more, he continues to be deeply involved in football as a scout, recruiter, and social media creator for a university football team.

Dave's passions extend beyond the classroom and football field. He is an avid fan of live music and international travel, often combining these interests. He has traveled to Spain, England, Iceland, and Chile to see bands perform. His greatest pride and joy is his daughter, who has recently excelled in powerlifting. In just a few years, she has become the Canadian record holder for the bench press in her weight class and finished second overall in the combined national event (bench, deadlift, and squat) in Moose Jaw in March 2024. She will be representing Canada at the World Bench Competition in Austin, Texas, in May 2024.

A die-hard fan of the Las Vegas Raiders, Dave has experienced his share of sports heartache, having seen them play in seven NFL cities with six losses. His all-time favorite athlete is Don Mattingly, reflecting his deep love for sports that spans many arenas.