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First Round Finale Open Thread

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After the seventh of eight first round series was decided last night with Detroit's victory over the Coyotes, the second round matchups will be finalized tonight with the conclusion of game seven of the Caps/Habs series in Washington. After being down 3-1 in the series, the Canadiens won two straight to tie the series on the back of some phenomenal goaltending by Jaroslav Halak and some opportunistic scoring by Mike Cammalleri, amongst others. Former Hitmen star and World Junior gold medal winner Karl Alzner was called up by the Caps to replace the injured Tom Poti, and will play with AHL teammate and Canadian public enemy number one John Carlson. I don't have a particular rooting interest in this series, as much as it pains me I like seeing Cammalleri do well and Washington is always an exciting team to watch, but part of me still wants to see them choke. Anways, I'm off to work now so debate your loyalties and discuss the potential of various second-round match-ups in the comments.