The Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals will duke it out for Lord Stanley's Cup.
This is a dream matchup for the NHL, highlighting two young and exciting teams, both of which have marketable players who could grab the attention of those usually not interested in hockey.
The Capitals are the most offensively explosive team in the NHL, but are seemingly one-dimensional. The Blackhawks, on the other hand, are the most well-rounded team in the league, ranking sixth in goals against per game and third in goals for per game during the regular season.
Antti Niemi will have to come up big, but I think the Blackhawks are the one team that can beat the Capitals. They're solid enough defensively to slow down Ovechkin and company and are offensively potent enough to score with Washington.
Washington's one-dimensionality finally comes back to hurt them against the most talented overall team in the NHL.
The Blackhawks win their first Stanley Cup since the 1960-1961 season in a high-paced, entertaining final series.
Prediction: Chicago in six. THE MARIAN HOSSA CURSE IS BROKEN!