First off, I must begin by apologizing for my two-week absence, but unfortunately such evil things as exams cannot be avoided.Second, that was certainly an interesting second round. The Sharks (for once) didn't take an early-round exit and defeated the Red Wings in five games, in a series that the Sharks largely dominated, except for a Game 4 beatdown.The Blackhawks defeated the Canucks in a series I really didn't pay too much attention to, largely because it was the Western Conference and didn't carry quite the storyline that the other series did. Oh well. It sets up a Sharks-Blackhawks Western Conference Final, and at this point I might say that this might actually be the Sharks year, unless the Blackhawks goaltending manages to hold up.In the East, the Montreal Canadiens continued on...

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