The Devils only have one All-Star, while the Rangers send two and the Islanders have only one in the skills competition.
Two Ducks and one Kings player were chosen to the NHL All-Star Game.
This has the making of a long and entertaining series, but Pierre LeBrun smells a minor upset here with the Canucks prevailing over the Blackhawks.
E.J. Hradek takes a look at each of the first-round series, sniffing out key reasons that each series could be closer than it first may appear.
The Canucks have Henrik Sedin and Roberto Luongo, but ESPN.com's Scott Burnside believes the Kings have enough experience and talent to pull off the first-round upset.
There are 16 teams in the playoffs, but only six have a legitimate shot at skating away with Lord Stanley's Cup.