Viewing guide to second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs

Ryan Kesler and Connor McDavid are probably going to be seeing a lot of one another in the Ducks-Oilers series. Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images

Whew. The first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs was a whirlwind, with only two series sweeps and a record 18 games going to overtime.

Now we're on to the conference semifinals, where each matchup is filled with intrigue. Will the hot goalies from Round 1 continue to carry their teams? Who will win the latest edition of the Penguins-Capitals rivalry matchup? Will Connor McDavid reach the conference final in just his second season in the league?

Let's have a look at what the key stats in each series tell us about what to expect: