Second-Round Playoff Preview

With the first round over, it's time for Round 2.

EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

( 1 ) Washington Capitals vs. ( 5 ) Tampa Bay Lightning
This is the second playoff series between Washington and Tampa Bay.
2003, Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Tampa Bay wins series 4-2

( 2 ) Philadelphia Flyers vs. ( 3 ) Boston Bruins
This is the sixth playoff series between Philadelphia and Boston.
1974, Stanley Cup Finals: Philadelphia wins series 4-2
1976, League Semifinals: Philadelphia wins series 4-1
1977, League Semifinals: Boston wins series 4-0
1978, League Semifinals: Boston wins series 4-1
2010, Eastern Conference Semifinals: Philadelphia wins series 4-3, having overcome an 0-3 series deficit
Philadelphia has won 3 of the 5 series over Boston.

WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

( 1 ) Vancouver Canucks vs. ( 5 ) Nashville Predators
This is the first time the Canucks and Predators will play each other in the postseason.

( 2 ) San Jose Sharks vs. ( 3 ) Detroit Red Wings
This is the fifth playoff series to feature San Jose and Detroit.
1994, Western Conference Quarterfinals: San Jose wins series 4-3
1995, Western Conference Semifinals: Detroit wins series 4-0
2007, Western Conference Semifinals: Detroit wins series 4-2
2010, Western Conference Semifinals: San Jose wins series 4-1
Each team has won two series.

And now, the picks...

Washington vs. Tampa Bay: Caps in 6
Philadelphia vs. Boston: Flyers in 6

Vancouver vs. Nashville: Preds in 6
San Jose vs. Detroit: Sharks in 6

Good luck to all!