So it's all said and done, and it comes down to this: Montreal (8) v Washington (1) Philadelphia (7) v New Jersey (2) Boston (6) v Buffalo (3) Ottawa (5) v Pittsburgh (4) Colorado(8) vs. San Jose (1) Nashville (7) vs. Chicago (2) Los Angeles (6) vs. Vancouver (3) Detroit (5) vs. Phoenix (4) Interestingly, in the east, not one of the top-4 team has a positive record against its opposition: Montreal-Washington and Ottawa-Pittsburgh are tied 2 win 2 loss against each others; NJ (1-5) and Buffalo (2-4) have negative records against Philadelphia and Boston. In the east, the matchups are not quite so strange; both Vancouver (3-1) and Chicago (4-2) have had the advantage so far against their opposite numbers. Colorado and San Jose, and Detroit and Phoenix are also tied 2-2. Should be interesting to see what happens now. I don't expect Montreal to make it very far, but at least, Montreal-Washington should make for some great hockey.