I think its because there wasnt a lot of do or die games so far where you couldnt tell who was going to win.
What I mean is, a WPG-MIN, TB-NJ, NAS-COL game 5 is boring when the fav is already up 3-1, or even game 6 3-2. Those 3 series went exactly as most predicted.
Vegas+SJ swept away 2 teams that might have made game 6/7's.
Then you got PIT-PHI I never felt like philly was in that series for even a minute.
CBJ-WAS was good, and would have been a great game 7.
Leafs-Bruins has been perfect, game 7 will be awesome.
All that said, if the Leafs win, the 2nd round will be absolute GOLD for a fan like me. I would love all 4 series.
Vegas+Leafs are my 2 faves to watch these days. Then the other 2 series feature PIT-WAS and NAS-WPG? Oh man, love it. GO LEAFS GO, please please please!