Eastern Conference Prediction:
The series begins on Friday, April 11, in Washington.
"Washington vs. Philadelphia: The Capitals are riding on a huge wave of momentum after clinching the Southeast Division title in their final game, going 9-1 in their final ten, but the Flyers finished 7-1-1 in their last nine, so this is a battle of two in-form teams.
Every hockey fan (maybe not Flyers fans) is eager to see what Alex Ovechkin can do on the big stage, in a big game situation. These two teams are very evenly matched, and it's hard to pick a winner—both teams did not feature in the playoffs last year, and have come a long way in recent times. I think the Flyers may take this one in seven games.
Why? Philadelphia's ten-game losing streak happened without Mike Richards, and since he returned, the Flyers have gotten back on track." (source)
My new favorite (now that Chris Therien retired) is Mike Knuble (#22/RW)... 6'3, 230lbs. <--Gotta love that...