Four series are in the books. The remaining four are all playing elimination games from now on.
So far, the 2012 playoffs have been everything we always hope for. Overtime games, fighting superstars, rookies emerging and stars developing have been just a few of the story lines.
The best thing about the NHL is the playoffs. The best thing about the NHL playoffs is that seeding means nothing. I love when I am done crumpling and un-crumpling my NCAA men's tournament brackets, the NHL playoffs are around the corner.
Unlike the second best tournament in sports, the NHL playoffs see top seeds fall in Round 1 over and over again. If you are lucky enough to have your team make it in, you know they have a legitimate shot at advancing.
The most talented team doesn't always win a series. In fact, they often don't. What matters most in the playoffs is goaltending. If you can get your goalie to peak and play his best at playoff time, you're looking good.
Here are the top five most dangerous teams left in Lord Stanley's chase.