Detroit and Phoenix will clash in Arizona for the right to advance to play the San Jose Sharks.
Can Detroit draw upon their vast playoff experience and knock off the youthful Phoenix Coyotes? Can Phoenix use their home-ice advantage and never-say-die attitude to deliver a knockout blow to the defending Western Conference Champions?
Washington and Montreal will clash in the capital of the United States of America for the right to advance to play a team from Pennsylvania.
Can Washington stop the bleeding and prevent a third-straight Game Seven loss in series that go the distance? Can Montreal capitalize on a shaken Capitals team by demonstrating their relentless shot-blocking, amazing goaltending, and timely scoring for a third game in a row?
In your view, who advances and why do those teams move on? I'm interested in seeing your reasons for your selected teams to advance. Let me know in the comments!
Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!