I don't have a 2nd favorite team, I only cheer for the Habs. But I guess there are teams that I don't like less than others lol. If the Habs ain't in I'll still watch because it is exciting. I've always had a soft spot for the Hawks because they are my grandfathers fav team. I also really like Toews and Keith, couple of my fav players. Usually I'll cheer for a certain player to win, like Saku if the Ducks were good enough to make it. Or the underdog team like PHX or NSH.
I'll also agree with the others, whoever plays the Bruins
My sentiments, too, although in some cases I wish both teams would lose.
This is how I felt during last years cup finals. I'll support Ottawa so long as Habs are completely out of contention as I live in Ottawa and the only time people really loosen up and have fun around here is Canada day and when the Sens are in the playoffs. Other then that I'll support teams with good story lines or the one with the most players I like. I won't support any other team from the NE and Vancouver.