The Senators are going to have to dethrone The King if they are to pull off an upset in Round 1.

Henrik "The King" Lundqvist isn't just a good goalie. He is regarded as one of the NHL's best. He had a strong enough season to be a favourite for the Vezina Trophy and he'll get votes for the Hart Trophy as the league's MVP.

Lundqvist is the biggest roadblock standing in the way of the Senators and a first-round upset of the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. If he plays the way he did en route to earning 39 wins this season, Ottawa could be in big trouble.

If the Rangers are targeting high-scoring Ottawa blueliner Erik Karlsson, then coach Paul MacLean should post a picture of Lundqvist in the Senators dressing room.