Here are the Conference Quarterfinal matches: Los Angeles Kings vs. the Vancouver Canucks; Ottawa Senators vs. New York Rangers; San Jose Sharks vs. St. Louis Blues; Washington Capitals vs. Boston Bruins; Chicago Blackhawks vs. Phoenix Coyotes; New Jersey Devils vs. Florida Panthers; Detroit Redwings vs. Nashville Predators (with home ice advantage—whoo!); and Philadelphia Flyers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins.
Personally (and obviously), I'm stoked for the Preds series, though their record with Detroit is 3-3-0 this year, so I'm quite nervous. The Flyers and Penguins will be crazy, too. I'll also be keeping my eye on the Canucks vs. the Kings (keep people's fingers out of your mouth this year, Burrows).
So now I want to know three things: Which series are you most looking forward to watching? What do you predict will happen in that series? And, the ultimate question: Who's taking home the Stanley Cup this year?
Games start Wednesday—see the full playoff schedule here.