"To me, the two keys in the series are, can Pittsburgh play fast, play with pace, and can Boston force Pittsburgh to defend?" NBC analyst Eddie Olczyk told NHL.com. "Both teams want the puck, and if you have the puck you dictate that."
Getting the puck against the Bruins isn't easy. Just ask the New York Rangers, who probably feel like they're still chasing it days after being eliminated in five games.
Then again, slowing down the Penguins down and forcing them to play defense is like trying to catch a cheetah in the wild. The Ottawa Senators know the feeling -- and they don't like it. Those 13 goals Pittsburgh scored in the final two games of the conference semifinals overwhelmed the Senators.
"[The Penguins'] firepower is so good," NHL Network and TSN analyst Craig Button told NHL.com. "They have so many weapons."
With time to spare before the series begins Saturday in Pittsburgh at 8 p.m. ET (NBC, CBC, RDS), we decided to turn to Olczyk, Button and NBC's inside-the-glass commentator Pierre McGuire for help in breaking it down.
We asked each of them five questions -- and mostly got different answers: