If there's one certainty about the upcoming Stanley Cup playoffs, it's that the first-round matchups are going to be wild. Between the electric trade deadline and standings that change every night, there are so many fun possibilities.

We asked Twitter users for their most anticipated potential first-round matchups, and they did not disappoint.

The Battle of the Hudson River was the most popular response to this prompt by far. It's my selection as well, and who can blame us?

This rivalry has given us some of the best hockey moments of all time, like the 1994 Eastern Conference Final. You had Rangers captain Mark Messier calling game and making good on it with a hat trick to tie the series in Game 6, followed by double overtime in Game 7.

The Rangers went on to win the Cup that year, while the Devils followed up as champions in 1995. Tensions were still high in the following years as both teams were still relevant and met in the playoffs a few more times, but it was more of a simmer.

That is, until Sean Avery came along in 2007.

If you need a refresher on Avery vs. Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, just Google the "Avery rule," which the NHL created following Avery's relentless antics that took this rivalry back up to scorching.

This rivalry runs deep for so many reasons pertaining to geography and history, but perhaps the most compelling is the congruent trajectory between both teams. The intensity has fizzled in and out in recent years as both teams have done the same, but the 2019 draft in which the Devils selected Jack Hughes first overall and the Rangers selected Kaapo Kakko second overall reinvigorated things.