The brackets came out this morning for the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs… this time it’s the conference semifinals. There are some stunning match-ups!

In the East it’s Montreal vs. Philadelphia and Pittsburgh vs New York Rangers. I would love, love, love to see a Montreal vs. Pittsburgh conference final. But, before we get to the conference final, I need to find a way to get a ticket to just one of the Penguins/Rangers games. I’ve never been to a Stanley Cup game and these will happen in my own backyard. So far it looks like tickets aren’t quite on sale yet, I’m going to try to monitor through the day as I can.

Meanwhile, over in the West there is Detroit vs. Colorado and Dallas vs. San Jose. I don’t really care about the Stars/Sharks series, but you know I want Detroit to advance and I think they can against the Avs.