That series aside, the underdogs are mostly winning or leading their respective series'. And that is surprising, to say the least.
Phoenix leading Chicago? Check.
The Caps leading the Bruins? Check.
The Sens leading the Rangers? Check.
Who woulda thunk it? Especially with the Bs and Rangers. But hey, that's why they say the Stanley Cup is the hardest trophy to win. You can do so much during the regular season and, in the playoffs, it doesn't mean squat.
Can you imagine the Sens eliminating what looked like an unstoppable juggernaut in the Rangers? How about the lowly Caps, barely squeaking into the playoffs, bouncing the defending champion Bruins? They'll get that chance, today and man will that ever be a good game.
Will you be watching? I know I will.
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