With the regular season concluding over the weekend, eight teams from both the Eastern and Western conferences are ready for the next part of their season and the best part of the year for their fans: The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Will Carey Price win both the Olympic Gold and Lord Stanley's silver in the same year? Will the Columbus Blue Jackets finally earn their first postseason victory? Will Martin St. Louis regret his trade demand by June?
Clean shaven and ready to go, some of these questions will begin to be answered tomorrow night as the 2014 quest to the Cup kicks off with a 7 p.m. ET start between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens. The second Eastern series between the heavily favored Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets, making their second franchise appearance in the post season, will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Here's a glance at all four Eastern Conference matchups and how the teams stack up:
All stats courtesy of the National Hockey League