Washington Vs Toronto
This is a series that many will think is a wash in the park for Washington, but if there is any team with the speed, skill and tenacity to beat Washington other than Pittsburgh it's the Maple Leafs. That being said, it's too early for the leafs. Washington wins in 6 games as the Leafs make it a series but never really stood a chance. WAS in 6
Pittsburgh Vs Columbus
This series could go either way but my thinking is experience will get the better. Columbus won based on defensive depth and goaltending. Pittsburgh will take it in 6 games but Columbus has finally made huge steps forward as a team in development. Pitts in 6
Montreal Vs New York Rangers
Lundqvist vs Price, that is the tale of this series. Montreal plays a better corsi game than last time but their entire team still needs Price. Same as New York but they don't control play anymore. Montreal in 5
Ottawa Vs Boston
Depth Ottawa is better despite being more defensive depth and bottom 6 depth. Boston is a corsi king this year. Odds say Boston but with the peskyness of Boucher's Sens, I need t say Ott in 6
Washington Vs Pittsburgh
The rematch and this time without Letang it is troublesome. Last year Kuznetsov disappeared and Washington lost, this year Ovi leads better and Washington takes it in 6.
Montreal Vs Ottawa
The cinderella Sens can only go so far. Montreal proved in regular season they are superior and no difference here. Montreal in 5.
Washington Vs Montreal
Montreals only hope here is Price and he steals some but the series is a 7 grueling games which can't bet against Washington this year. Was in 7.
Chicago Vs Nashville
Ths music city many consider a contender but that will go as far as their goaltending and Rinne disappears for stretches like this series. Chi in 6
Minnesota Vs St Louis
Boudreau believes in Minnesota but Corsi doesn't agree. St Louis despite less core players i.e. Shattenkirk wins in 6 STL in 6
Anaheim Vs Calgary
This should easily go to Anahiem fr experience alone but Calgary is one streak away from sneaking around. Let's go with a surprise and say Cal in 6
Edmonton Vs San Jose
This should be San Jose considering how close they came last year but DeBoer's teams tend to struggle in year 2. EDM in 6
Chicago Vs St Louis
They meet yet again, but this time Chicago is ready for them. Chi in 6
Edmonton Vs Calgary
The battle of Alberta happens for all the fans. and Edmonton while the favourite especially the way the season vs Calgary went let it slip. Cal in 7
Chicago Vs Calgary
Calgary and their cinderella run can only go so far. Chicago is still the cream of the crop. Chi in 6.
Washington Vs Chicago
#1 Vs #1. Mono e Mono. This is a match made in heaven for the NHL. The series does not disappoint in a grueling match that should have went to Washington but a luck goal in game 7 to an unlikely player give Chicago the win in overtime and their 4th cup in 8 years. Despite the loss Ovi wins Conn Smythe. Chicago in 7.