The Stanley Cup finals will have plenty of star quality that will produce an exciting match-up between the young Lightning and the veteran Blackhawks.
The Ducks, Blackhawks, Rangers and Lightning comprise the NHL Conference Finals.
After going a respectable 6-2 predicting the first-round winners, RealGM takes a look at the Conference semifinals.
Here are RealGM's predictions for the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
As the trade deadline passed, we got a sense of the teams that are trying to fill whatever depth holes that they had. There wasn't a ton of action on deadline day itself, but the weeks preceding it were filled with big trades that have major implications as we progress towards the playoffs.