One of the best first rounds in NHL playoffs history has just concluded and, as a fan, I can tell you that my heart can't take much more of these close finishes. It has been a nonstop roller coaster of great hockey and I can't wait for it to start again. Every single one of the teams in the second round are worthy of a Stanley Cup championship. From Alex Ovechkin to Zdeno Chara and Pavel Datysuk to Steven Stamkos, the ice will be packed with superstar talent.
The matchups for the second round have been set:
Follow along with me as I break down each matchup for you and offer up predictions!