The NHL playoffs are upon us once again after an exciting end to the regular season.
As usual, there is no shortage of storylines going into the first round of the playoffs.
Will the Nashville Predators finally break through and make a run at the cup?
Who will start in net for the Vancouver Canucks?
Will the emergence of goaltender Mike Smith be enough to carry the Coyotes to the second round?
Let’s take a look at which four teams will be moving on to the second round in the Western Conference this spring.