Biggest Storyline Surrounding Each 2nd-Round NHL Playoff Series

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Biggest Storyline Surrounding Each 2nd-Round NHL Playoff Series
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The second round of the 2013 NHL playoffs should provide hockey fans with some incredible hockey, especially since two Original Six matchups will rekindle storied rivalries (Boston vs. New York and Chicago vs. Detroit).

Many games at this stage of the playoffs are decided by one or two goals because the emphasis on physical play, good defense and quality goaltending is much greater. Six of the eight teams still alive are led by goaltenders who finished in the top 10 in save percentage during the regular season. Therefore, teams that don't capitalize on their scoring chances will be making their summer vacation plans in the near future.

Let's look at the biggest storylines surrounding each series in the second round of this year's Stanley Cup playoffs.

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