These t-shirts were handed out to Flyers fans as they entered the Wells Fargo Center for Game 1 of their team's second-round series against Boston. Alas, the Bruins easily prevailed.
Nashville's Jerred Smithson (R) appears to get the worst of this collision with Vancouver's Aaron Rome.
Up close and personal
The folks in the first row at the Verizon Center got a good look at Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos after he was drilled into the boards by the Caps' Alex Ovechkin in Game 2 of their conference semifinal.
In the spotlight
The light was appropriately shining on San Jose goaltender Antti Niemi prior to Game 2 against Detroit. Niemi turned aside 33 of 34 shots in a 2-1 victory.
End of the line
Nashville's Shea Weber shakes hands with Anaheim goalie Ray Emery following the Predators' first-ever series win.
Good buddies Danny Briere of the Flyers and Sabres goalie Ryan Miller exchange pleasantries following Philly's seven-game series win.
Nathan Horton's overtime goal in Game 7 lifted the Bruins to a first-round series victory over Montreal.
Puck stops here
Lightning goaltender Dwayne Roloson makes a save during Tampa Bay's Game 7 victory at Pittsburgh in the opening round.
Chicago's Chris Campoli (L) and Corey Crawford can only wonder what might have been after their valiant comeback against Vancouver was derailed when the Canucks' Alex Burrows won Game 7.
After being swept by Detroit in the opening round, Phoenix Coyotes players salute the fans for what might be the last time. The troubled franchise may be on the way back to Winnipeg.
Alex Ovechkin celebrates his second-period goal in Game 5 against the Rangers. The goal would prove to the game-winner in the series-clincher.