For a diehard NHL fan, even if you're not a huge fan of the specific combatants, there is a certain allure to an Original Six playoff series.
The Eastern Conference Finals features a clash between the Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers. It's an unlikely matchup, as these upstarts knocked off regular-season division champs in Round 2.
Both victories were well deserved, and the two divisional finals went the distance. Superior netminding from two all-world goalies was decisive in both series.
Let's take a look at the keys for each team as we get ready for Game 1 at the Bell Centre in Montreal.