Jonathan Quick (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)
Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) keeps his eye on the puck during third period NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey action against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, April, 11, 2012.
Kings forward Dustin Penner is congratulated for his decisive empty-net goal late in the third period of Game 1 at Vancouver. The Kings won 4-2.
LA came to play
Kings left wing Dwight King checks Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler during the second period of Game 1 in Vancouver.
Canucks center Ryan Kesler hits the ice after a collision with Kings right wing Dustin Brown during the first period.
Canucks center Henrik Sedin watches as teammate right wing Alex Burrows (not seen) scores on Kings goalie Jonathan Quick during the first period.
Canucks right wing Jannik Hansen battles along the boards with Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell during the first period.
Tough lil' Pekka
Predators goalie Pekka Rinne and Mike Fisher reach for a shot by Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg that sailed high in the third period of Game 1 in Nashville. Rinne stopped 35 shots and the fourth-seeded Predators defended their home-ice advantage with a 3-2 win.
Matt Halischuk celebrates after a goal. Gabriel Borque scored twice in his playoff debut, and Paul Gaustad opened the scoring. Getty ImagesFrederick Breedon
Swarming the net
Jimmy Howard stops 23 of 26 shots for the Red Wings against Patric Hornqvist and the Predators, but it's not enough. NHLI via Getty ImagesJohn Russell
Detroit Red Wings v Nashville Predators - Game One
NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 11: Pekka Rinne #35 of the Nashville Predators leads the team on the ice for warmups against the Detroit Red Wings in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bridgestone Arena on April 11, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. NHLI via Getty ImagesJohn Russell
Corral that puck
Roman Josi of the Predators tries to get control of the puck at the side of goalie Pekka Rinne. Getty ImagesFrederick Breedon
It's getting chippy
Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia? Everyone knew this series would be a battle. Penguins right wing Arron Asham and Flyers left wing Eric Wellwood (47) collide along the boards as they chase the puck during the second period of the Flyers' 4-3 OT victory in Game 1.
Philadelphia's Jakub Voracek scores in overtime past Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and Jordan Staal.
Moves like Jagr
Jaromir Jagr of the Flyers takes a shot in front of Zbynek Michalek of the Penguins. NHLI via Getty ImagesGregory Shamus
Eyes on the prize
Pittsburgh's Kris Letang warms up before Game 1.
A crowd of 18,565 showed up for Game 1 between the Flyers and Penguins. Getty ImagesJustin K. Aller