After months of games and preparations, we've finally reached the best two months in sports.
The 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs were officially set Sunday as the regular season closed, and we now know what the matchups will be when the playoffs begin Wednesday night. For a hockey player, all the work you've done for the entire season is to get to this point: to play for the right to raise the Holy Grail.
During the next few months, we will see amazing feats: great goals and even greater saves, crushing hits, fierce intensity, clutch moments and overtime heroics. And eventually, we'll know who has won the right to drink from Lord Stanley's Cup.
So with that in mind, now is as good a time as any to take a look at some of the burning questions that we'll have heading into the Stanley Cup Playoffs, questions we hope will be answered by June.