Everyone loves the beginning of spring. It signals the start of the MLB season, the NFL draft, and the beginning of the NBA playoffs. We got it all covered, right? Wrong. There’s another major event that doesn’t get near the viewership and embrace it deserves, the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs. If you’ve ever seen a game, you know there is absolutely nothing like the intensity of playoff hockey. Fans of any sport will claim that the playoffs is always more intense than the regular season, and it’s not that their wrong, it’s just that the NHL takes it to the next level.

Every save, every shot, every pass is scrutinized, because you never know just how many scoring opportunities you’re going to get in the postseason. Every bonehead penalty draws the collective gasps of fan bases everywhere, and every fight is like going to war. The fans are insane and the atmosphere is unparalleled, but if you still require more convincing, check out these 10 Reasons to Watch the NHL Playoffs.

Written by Adam Silvers (@silversurfer103)