Are we betting on the over and under for the Pens/Bolts PP chances? I say the Pens are +13 for the series. Usually, the league would be falling over itself to help out Stevie Y but nobody beats Mario at this.
1) Tampa takes the series from the Pens. The Pens have been playing way over their heads with out Crosby, Malkin and Cooke, and they just can't keep it going indefinetly. They're due for a collapse.
2) Boston and Philly come back to win their series. Philly has just too much firepower for Buffalo, Boston is much more complete and rounded team than Montreal.
That said, if we get one upset in the first round (Tampa), get the other two series to go the distanced (6, 7 games), and we have a relatively short, injury free series against the Rags (4,5 games), mission accomplished. You couldn't ask for a better opening round!