Not that it is hard to figure out, but NHL.com posted the potential playoff matchups in the first round:
The Devils can end up playing Montreal, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, or Ottawa. Team records against these teams (respectively) are 3-1 (including a OT win), 1-4-1 (OT loss), 3-2-1 (SO win and loss), 3-0-1 (SO win, OT loss), and 3-1. Who would you rather see the Devils play? Also, since the Devils have the tiebreaker on Pittsburgh, they have a slight influence on where Pittsburgh and even Buffalo. Pittsburgh has the same 5 potential opponents and Buffalo has 4, since they cannot get bumped to the 4th spot and play Ottawa. who would you rather see these two teams play in order to give the Devils the best chance to move forward?