Explosive offenses and great goaltenders highlight this year's Eastern Conference playoffs.
To wit, the East has the team that scored the most goals this season -- who happen to be the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins -- as well as the league's top goaltender (Sergei Bobrovsky) in goals-against average and save percentage.
By the baseline numbers, there is a wider gap between the favorites and the long shots in the East than in the West, but those don't always tell the whole story.
Let's take a detailed look at each matchup -- including a key strength and weakness of each team -- and make a call on how each series will be decided. And in case you missed the Western Conference edition, get caught up here.