2010 NHL Playoffs: Eastern Conference Finals Preview & Prediction

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2010 NHL Playoffs: Eastern Conference Finals Preview & Prediction

While the Western Conference Finals sees the top two seeds square off to determine a Stanley Cup Finalist, the Eastern Conference has provided quite a twist this postseason.

The seventh-seeded Philadelphia Flyers will play the eighth-seeded Montreal Canadiens. Both teams are very unlikely picks to get this far and are set to do battle for the right to represent the East in the Cup Final.

The Montreal Canadiens have turned their city upside down, as the club tries to get back to the Finals since winning it all in 1993. After coming back from a 3-1 deficit against the President Trophy-winning Washington Capitals, the Canadiens also came back from a 3-2 deficit to oust the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins.

In the process of getting to the Eastern Conference Finals, the Habs have taken down the game's best superstars in Alexander Ovechkin of the Capitals, and Sidney Crosby of the Penguins.

Meanwhile, the Flyers surprisingly disposed of the second-seeded New Jersey Devils with ease in the first round, and then pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in professional sports history, defeating the Boston Bruins in 7 games after being down 3-0 in the series.

Even more amazing: Philly came back after being down 3-0 in Game 7 on the road.

Get set to watch the two Cinderella teams take each other, and unfortunately, the clock will eventually strike midnight for one of these squads.

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