After two Game Sevens and a double overtime, the dust has finally settled on a very exciting first round.
Ottawa could not pull off the upset as the New York Rangers hung on for the win.
Meanwhile, the Florida Panthers rallied from an 0-2 deficit only to see Adam Henrique score the game winner in the second overtime period.
And, after not winning a playoff series since 1996, I was a bit heartbroken for the Panthers and their fans — who stood for the better part of the final 40 minutes.
Now, eight teams remain, including five who have never hoisted the Cup.
Will we see a new champion this year? It begins anew tonight with the Coyotes facing the Predators in Glendale.
HabsAddict.com - Montreal Canadiens Moving Forward - Part 2 - The Draft
La Presse - Canadien: pour un nouveau départ
La Presse - Filip Forsberg: «J'adorerais jouer pour le Canadien»
RDS - Carey Price est remis de sa commotion
ESPN - Rangers Rewind: Game 7
ESPN - Looking back at Devils' Game 7s
The Hockey News - Series win over Senators provides lessons for Rangers; Panthers-Devils close out Round 1 beautifully
The Hockey News - Adam Proteau: Has Tim Thomas played his last game for the Bruins?
TSN - McKenzie: Senators can trace series loss to Game 6
TSN - Cullen: Rangers, Devils advance to second round
TSN - Dreger: Leafs, Hawks, Florida teams in running for Luongo
USA Today - Devils oust Panthers in double-overtime Game 7 win
USA Today - Rangers win 2-1, face Capitals next