The NHL Playoffs are in full swing.
With all 82 games played, and the seeds now set, we are ready for playoff hockey once again.
The road to the playoffs this season was a race to the finish for both Conferences, where many teams did not know their playoff fate until the very last game of the season.
The Eastern Conference was particularly tight atop the conference this season, as the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds flip-flopped many times coming down the stretch.
Also, the No. 6, 7 and 8 seeds were being fought for by as many as five teams at one point nearing the end of the season, and was still a close race until the very last game.
Now that all of the confusion and questions are gone, here are my predictions on how the first round of the NHL Eastern Conference playoffs will play out.