Stanley Cup playoffs preview: What to watch for in this unique postseason

So this is kind of going to be like four Original Six-era playoffs, self-contained through two rounds after playing an exclusively division-only regular season schedule, pretty much the way it was done from 1942-43 through 1966-67. Close your eyes and you could almost imagine Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews playing the roles of Gordie Howe and Rocket Richard (not stylistically, of course), though Sidney Crosby might like to have a word with those folks who might have overlooked Jean Beliveau …