The quest for Lord Stanley's Cup this post-season has begun.

Western Conference:

Flames (5) vs Blackhawks (4) - Blackhawks

**win** series 4-2

Blue Jackets (7) vs Red Wings (2) - Red Wings

**win** series 4-0

Blues (6) vs Canucks (3) - Canucks

**win** series 4-0

Ducks (8) vs Sharks (1) - Ducks

**win** series 4-2

Eastern Conference:

Flyers (5) vs Penguins (4) - Penguins

**win** series 4-2

Rangers (7) vs Capitals (2) - Capital

**win** series 4-2

Hurricanes (6) vs Devils (3) - Hurricanes

**win** series 4-2

Canadiens (8) vs Bruins (1) - Bruins

**win** series 4-0

Of note, this is the Blue Jackets first ever playoff appearance. The President's Cup winner historically doesn't fare well, with the exception being the Red Wings last year.

Personally, it's nice to see some fresh bloo....er, talent in the pool this year.

Round 2 east:

Hurricanes (6) vs Bruins (1) - Hurricanes

**win** series 4-3

Penguins (4) vs Capitals (2) - Penguins

**win** series 4-3

Round 2 west:

Blackhawks (4) vs Canucks (3) - Blackhawks

**win** series 4-2

Ducks (8) vs Red Wings (1) - Red Wings

**win** series 4-3

I think those are the west matchups, anyway.

Round 3 east (conference finals):

Hurricanes (6) vs Penguins (4) - Penguins

**win** series 4-0

Round 3 west (conference finals):

Blackhawks (4) vs Red Wings (1) - Red Wings

**win** series 4-1

Madness!