One of these teams was predicted to make the playoffs, the other to finish last in the Eastern Conference. Funny how things work out, eh? (Francois Lacasse, Getty Images)

MONTREAL, CANADA – MARCH 23: Jim O’Brien #42 of the Ottawa Senators is being chased by Max Pacioretty #67 of the Montreal Canadiens during the NHL game on March 23, 2012 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images)