Six born-and-raised Nova Scotians will battle for the Stanley Cup when the NHL playoffs open tonight.
Sidney Crosby, Cole Harbour (Pittsburgh, vs. Ottawa): Missed 29 games with an ankle injury, but still managed 72 points.
Colin White, New Glasgow (New Jersey, vs. N.Y. Rangers): Logs 20 minutes a night to anchor a patchwork defence corps.
James Sheppard, Lower Sackville (Minnesota, vs. Colorado): Gained the trust of coach Jacques Lemaire as a rookie.
Joe DiPenta, Cole Harbour (Anaheim, vs. Dallas): Won a Cup last year, but rarely plays on the Ducks’ deep blue line.
Glen Murray, Bridgewater (Boston, vs. Montreal): His 17 goals were the lowest since 1998-99 for 1,009-game NHL vet.
Jody Shelley, Yarmouth (San Jose, vs. Calgary): Enforcer has been solid (seven points, 91 PIMs) since mid-season trade. Metro Halifax