Starting in the Eastern Conference.....
The #1 Boston Bruins will beat the #8 Montreal Canadiens in 6 games.
The #2 Washington Capitals will beat the #7 New York Rangers in 5 games.
The #6 Carolina Hurricanes will beat the #3 New Jersey Devils in 5 games.
The #4 Pittsburgh Penguins will beat the #4 Philadelphia Flyers in 7 games.
Moving on out west....
The #1 San Jose Sharks will beat the #8
The #2 Detroit Red Wings will beat the #7 Columbus Blue Jackets in 4 games.
The #6 St. Louis Blues will beat the #3 Vancouver Canucks in 7 games.
The #4 Chicago Blackhawks will beat the #5 Calgary Flames in 4 games.
Update: I forgot to mention this before in this post, but yes, I will have an open thread up tonight, as I will everyday for the Stanely Cup playoffs and the NBA playoffs when the time comes. So if you want to, please come and feel free to chat about the games. In all likelihood I'll just be like a regular reader and add my thoughts/analysis/commentar/PbP of exciting moments/announcer quotes (although I'll be watching the Flyers local broadcast, don't fret, Jim Jackson, Bill Clement, and rinkside analyst Steve Coates are good for a quote or 2 throughtout games) in the comments section.