And then there were four.
The New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings have all found their way into the conference finals. The Rangers, Canadiens and Kings all required seven games while the Blackhawks took care of business against the Minnesota Wild in six games.
The Rangers and Canadiens are meeting in the playoffs for the first time since 1996 in a series that opens in Montreal on Saturday afternoon.
"It's going to be an exciting series. I've been fortunate enough to play in the playoffs up there, there's really nothing like it," Rangers center Brad Richards said to NHL.com. "I can't wait to get up there."
The Blackhawks are the defending champions and will face the Kings in the conference final for the second straight season. Last year, the Blackhawks dispatched the Kings in five games on their way to the Cup Final.
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All statistics via NHL.com.