I'm not liking the chances of the Red Wings, Hawks, Canucks, etc next season if the playoffs is another defensive system/goaltending showdown. Not that we have bad goaltenders/systems, but we play a skilled game with fast two-way players. The Kings played a defensive game. The Capitals played a last goal wins type series. Phoenix kept their style, which they used all season, which was the type of style that the playoffs had.
The first round was exciting, especially that Flyers/Penguins match-up. That series is one of my favourite of all-time. The Final Four was just so blah.