The quest for the Cup begins
Hawks in five.
The Pens are the favorites to win the Cup, for some reason. Personally, I think what was true of the regular season will also be true of the playoffs: as Crow goes, so go the Blackhawks. In any short series, goaltending can be decisive- and this year, the Hawks have the best goaltending around.
So far, anyway.
Thus begins the most enjoyable six weeks in professional sports (if you happen to be a follower of one of the NHL's stronger teams, anyway). A fifth Stanley Cup banner in the rafters of the United Center would do wonders for the decor.