No matter the timing of the matchup, it's always sure to be a great series to watch.
Vancouver is coming off its strongest season yet, winning the Presidents Trophy with 117 points. The Sedin twins dominated again, but will it be enough to sink the 'Hawks?
The 'Hawks are lucky just to be in the playoffs, but a strong motivation to defend the Cup is behind them. Will they get their act together and pose a credible threat to the Canucks?