Cue the "Because it's the Cup" commercials and throw away your razors, it's the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs!
New York Rangers fans have high hopes entering into the postseason having clinched the Eastern Conference's first seed. The Ottawa Senators exceeded expectations this season by securing the eighth seed following last year's rough campaign.
The Rangers look to rebound following the devastating loss to the Capitals at the end of the season, failing to grasp the opportunity to clinch the Presidents' Trophy. The Senators also suffered a rough patch at the end of their season, dropping their final three games.
While this series will prove to be closer than many fans expect, the Rangers should still advance due to their advantages in all areas of play.