With a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning, the New Jersey Devils not only advance to the Eastern Conference semi-finals but they also round out the match-ups for the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Rangers @ Sabres
Senators @ Devils
Soon the Western Conference will know their matchups with the conclusion of the Detroit/Calgary series and Vancouver/Dallas game 7.
Obviously this does little for my predictions, which now are pretty much in shambles. But that is why they are predictions and not forgone conclusions. Stay tuned for my fearless predictions for Round 2!
Don't forget Hershey Bears are tied in their series against Albany with a pivotal game 3 this evening (game time at 5pm et). After the River rats split their away games with the Bears, Hershey has to win on the road to regain home ice advantage.