#1 New York Rangers / #8 Ottawa Senators
Series tied 1-1 after a stunning OT win for the Sens
This game started out brutal and just went on and on. We can't even go into everything that happened because after every whistle there was a scrum or eight.
Brian Boyle was sucker-punched by Matt Carkner.
Brandon Dubinsky took his Hilk-like rage out on the poor Gatorade cooler that was just chilling in the runway.
Carl Hagelin elbowed Daniel Alfredsson in the face.
Oh, and there was the goals. And the eventual winner scored by Chris Neil of all people.
#2 Boston Bruins / #7 Washington Capitals
Series tied 1-1 after another OT game but this time a win for the Capitals
Nicklas Backstrom played the hero this time, scoring on a wicked wrister in the second overtime period.
The Capitals goaltending has been really good, with Braden Holtby closing the door on the Bruins which no one expected.
This series could be the one that goes seven just because the Capitals always seem to come back from everything and the Bruins never quit.
#2 St. Louis Blues / #7 San Jose Sharks
Series tied 1-1 after a thrilling 3-0 win for the Blues
Biggest story coming out of this game is the injury to Jaroslav Halak. He was taken down by his own defenseman and Brian Elliott had to come in to relieve him.
Oh, and the giant fight pile-up at the end of the game when every guy on the ice had a dance partner.
What we really want to talk about was the offensive output by the Blues in this game. They were all over the Sharks and TJ Oshie assisted on two goals.
#3 Phoenix Coyotes / #6 Chicago Blackhawks
Series tied 1-1 after another OT game but this time a win for the Hawks
This was another game when the Hawks were down and Brent Seabrook came up big for the team. Except this time, the puck was deflected by Patrick Sharp.
Still, it was an exciting and fast game and full of the after-whistle pushing and chirping. Especially after the Shaw-Smith incident when the rookie took out the goaltender.
Brandon Bollig scored his first NHL goal and then yelled 'WHAAAAAT?!' during the celebrations with his teammates.
And Bryan Bickel scored in the first overtime period on a play that seemed strange but obviously it worked.