NHL Playoffs: Second Round Predictions

April 29th, 2010 by Joe Mikolai Leave a reply »
In the first round of the NHL playoffs, while I only got 5/8 the series right: Boston, Detroit, Chicago, and Vancouver, and Pittsburgh, I was able to correctly guess the Vancouver and Boston series right on the nose with each ending in six games.

With that, comes the next round:

Eastern Conference (4) Pittsburgh vs. (8) Montreal

With the top three seeds: Washington in stunning fashion, New Jersey in hapless fashion, and Buffalo losing in prediction fashion, Pittsburgh, as the "four" seed steals home-ice advantage for as long as they remain alive in the playoffs.

While I am not a Pittsburgh fan, even the most inattentive outsider can see they have the most talent of anyone left in the playoffs. I'm not going to turn this column into a praise-fest for the usual-suspects: Malkin, Staal, and Crosby-we all know what they can do.

Just continue to watch for names like Pascual Dupuis who scored the game winner in Game Six which I hinted at, and corrected guessed-right down to the double OT win, in my previews of the last round, along with Bill Guerin who I still think has a big moment in him before its all over.

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