No. 5 Philadelphia Flyers vs. No. 6 New Jersey Devils
The Flyers surprised many by beating one of the Stanley Cup favorites in the Penguins. What I liked about the series was that the Flyers absolutely out-played the Penguins in all areas. Claude Giroux proved that he needs to be Philadelphia's next captain with an unbelievable round-one series. If the team can get goalie Ilya Bryzgalov to play as he's capable in this series, it could be a short one.
New Jersey meanwhile, needed all seven games and even some extra time to beat Florida. The Panthers put up a huge fight, but having Martin Brodeur in net never hurts. I thought, at times, the Devils played a little loose defensively, which could ultimately cost them against a Flyers team that is scoring goals by the ton.
Philadelphia in six.