All I can say about the playoffs this season is... wow. If you told me at the beginning of the season that Detroit, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Vancouver would all miss the second round of the playoffs without even facing each other... and then you said that either Boston or Washington would miss the second round... and then you told me that Ottawa would have NYR on the ropes... I would have laughed in your face and said you were out of your freaking mind.
And every West team in the second round is chasing their first Stanley Cups in franchise history. If the Sens, Caps, and Panthers move on, then the only team in the playoffs who'd won a cup before would be Philly, and they haven't gotten a cup since 1975.