5-3 in the first round decent predictions. Best one is predicting the leafs to make a series with the caps but still ultimately lose.
Preds Over Blues in 5
This was a toss up but the blues are not paying to their capabilities and the preds have decent forward and the BEST defense in all of the playoffs and a streaky goaltender.
Oilers Over Ducks in 6
I am going against the grain of conventional wisdom. Oilers had them in the regular season and have a roster that gets over shadowed by Mcdavid. Nuge is a good two way center, Eberle and Lucic can come up big in big moments. This is my pick.
Caps Over Pens in 7
Ovechkin finally takes it but not easily. Pns are going to be tough but without Murray the flower will do well but ultimately fail in the most important game.
Sens over Rangers in 6
This is a difficult one two, but the Sens play a better yet more boring game. They have karlson decent depth and the Ranger ride luck scoring percentages that seemed to trail off against Price no different here.
Oilers over Pred in 6
Rinne is streaky and couldnt keep it going to the cup final.
Caps Over Sens in 5
The Sens are not built to take on a team like the Caps and the Caps have the easiest of their matchups mainly due to team construction as the Caps achilles heel is speed.
Caps over Oilers in 6
Oiler have speed but their players like Lucic ultimately couldnt keep it going against the Caps. Their run is cut short.