The first night, all four lower seeds won on the road. Brilliant. Love love love the Stanley Cup playoffs. And of course, as things progress you get the mighty Playoff Beard, invented by the mighty Islanders teams of the late seventies and early eighties.
This recent example is a paragon of the Playoff Beard - Mike Commodore during the 2006 playoffs:
The flowing red 'fro puts it over the top. Well played, Mike Commodore. It's too bad the league wouldn't let you play helmetless just for the occasion.