10 Bold Predictions for 2nd Round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

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10 Bold Predictions for 2nd Round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs
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After the Boston Bruins and New York Rangers advanced to the second round with Game 7 victories, the 2013 NHL conference semifinal matchups became set. There will be barely any time between the two rounds, as action is set to resume on May 15, less than 24 hours after the end of the Rangers win over the Washington Capitals.

That leaves a small window of opportunity to make some predictions, but we've got you covered.

There's plenty to like in this round, and there will be something to like for everyone—especially fans of Original Six teams. The Detroit Red Wings are set to face the Chicago Blackhawks in a "fare thee well" series for the ages, while the San Jose Sharks and L.A. Kings battle for California supremacy.

Out East, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators will revisit their playoff rivalry, while the Boston Bruins and New York Rangers have at it in the playoffs for the first time in several decades.

Who's ready for Round 2?

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