The most anticipated series of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs has to Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia. The Battle of Pennsylvania will not disappoint. It will be a war of attrition.
Assuming they remain healthy, I have to pick the Pittsburgh Penguins. They have two best players in the world on their team - likely Hart Trophy winner and Art Ross scoring champion Evgeni Malkin and the driven player of destiny Sidney Crosby. Those two - and Marc-Andre Fleury in net - will get the job done. They are the best team in the league, in my estimation. If Crosby is healthy, they are the favorite to win the Stanley Cup.
Here's the statistical breakdown. Click on the stats for larger imagery: