Man, this 15 minutes between rounds business is for the birds! Short on time, so...the picks!
(1) New York Rangers vs. (7) Washington Capitals
The Caps have had their way with the Rangers in the playoffs recently, but after a slow start against Ottawa, it looks like it's finally all coming together for New York. Rangers in six.
(5) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (6) New Jersey Devils
The Flyers can feel all big about beating a Pittsburgh team that put up a bafflingly horrendous performance in every facet of the game, but Philly must still face the fact that their backstoppers were a sieve in round one. It doesn't figure to get any easier, with my favorite springtime comedy, The Bryz and Bob Show, about to take on the gold standard of goaltenders, the ageless Martin Brodeur. 1975.
Devils in seven.
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