The stage is set for an epic clash between bitter division rivals as the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils meet in the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals beginning Monday at Madison Square Garden.
The teams have met twice in the quarterfinals since the lockout -- The Rangers won in five games in 2008, the Devils swept the series in 2006 -- but have not met in the conference finals since the Rangers' Stanley Cup-winning season in 1994.
What will this Hudson River showdown have in store?
A thrilling goaltending match-up, for one.
ESPN.com's Scott Burnside breaks down all the keys for each team in his series preview here.