The wait is finally over! The real hockey season will begin this Wednesday as the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs kicks off. Through NHL.com and the NHL Network, all the schedules for each of the first round match ups have been released:
The Western Conference
Vancouver Canucks (1) vs. Los Angeles Kings (8)
St. Louis Blues (2) vs. San Jose Sharks (7)
Phoenix Coyotes (3) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (6)
Nashville Predators (4) vs. Detroit Red Wings (5)
The Eastern Conference
New York Rangers (1) vs. Ottawa Senators (8)
Boston Bruins (2) vs. Washington Capitals (7)
Florida Panthers (3) vs. New Jersey Devils (6)
Pittsburgh Penguins (4) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (5)
Any predictions PDL readers? Which series prove to be the most entertaining? Which star player will carry his team? Which non All-Star will rise to legendary status by being on fire?
Welcome to the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs!