This is the first-round series I'm most looking forward to, as I'd imagine is the case for a lot of other people. A great rivalry that has heated up late in the regular season, and now a first-round playoff matchup.
With Malkin on fire and Crosby back healthy, the Penguins were my pick to emerge from the Eastern Conference and win the Stanley Cup. But this is a huge challenge for them right off the bat to start the playoffs. The Flyers have shown the ability to have success against Pittsburgh. I think this is going to come down to a very hard fought and closely contested series. In the end, I think the Penguins will find a way to win it in 7. But I wouldn't be surprised if the team emerging from this series is too worn down to make it all the way to the Finals as the Eastern Conference playoffs continue.
Steve Webb for Commissioner.