The 16 teams that will compete for the Stanley Cup have been decided. The chase for hockey's ultimate prize begins Tuesday.
All of the first-round pairings in the Western Conference are settled, but only one of the four matchups in the East is certain. The other three will be decided after the Boston Bruins host the Ottawa Senators on Sunday in a game postponed by the Boston Marathon bombings.
Here's a first look at the matchups we do know:
(6) New York Rangers vs. (3) Washington Capitals
Records: Rangers 26-18-4, Capitals 27-18-3
Season series: Rangers won 2-0-1 (1-0-1 home; 1-0-0 road)
Playoff history: Capitals lead 4-3
Last playoff meeting: 2012, Rangers won Eastern Conference Semifinals, 4-3
Top scorers: Rick Nash, Rangers (21-21-42); Alex Ovechkin, Capitals (32-24-56)
Skinny: The Washington Capitals appeared headed for a non-playoff season when they went to Winnipeg for back-to-back games on March 21-22. They won both games and never looked back, going 15-2-2 in their final 19 games to win the Southeast Division going away. Alex Ovechkin led the NHL with 32 goals, including 19 in that season-ending stretch. Braden Holtby has emerged as the No. 1 goaltender and the return of Mike Green helped give the Capitals the NHL's most dangerous power play (26.8 percent).