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Well, after a last game collapse by Carolina, then Chicago, then Dallas the playoffs are set. Time for predictions!

WASHINGTON over NY Rangers in 6
BUFFALO over Philadelphia in 7
BOSTON over Montreal in 6
TAMPA BAY over Pittsburgh in 7

VANCOUVER over Chicago in 5
SAN JOSE over Los Angeles in 6
DETROIT over Phoenix in 7
ANAHEIM over Nashville in 6

BUFFALO over Washington in 7
BOSTON over Tampa Bay in 7

VANCOUVER over Anaheim in 5
SAN JOSE over Detroit in 6

BUFFALO over Boston in 7
VANCOUVER over San Jose in 6

BUFFALO over Vancouver in 7

That’s right. I bleed blue and gold. Let’s go Sabres!
So how many out there think this prediction is off the wall? In all reality the West will probably come out on top this year. The top 4 in the west are probably better that anyone in the East. But that’s why they play the game. Drop the pucks already.

Playoff goalie review:
Jonas Hiller 7 6 0.943 2.23
Tim Thomas 10 8 0.926 2.16
Ilya Bryzgalov 12 9 0.925 2.23
Roberto Luongo 17 17 0.919 2.46
Ryan Miller 22 18 0.917 2.39
Dwayne Roloson 18 12 0.915 2.56
Jimmy Howard 5 7 0.915 2.75
Pekka Rinne 2 4 0.911 2.68
Marc-Andre Fleury 38 24 0.911 2.52
Antti Niemi 16 6 0.91 2.63
Henrik Lundqvist 14 16 0.907 2.66
Carey Price 5 11 0.894 3.17
Jonathan Quick 2 4 0.884 3.5
Corey Crawford 0 0 0.857 3.75
Sergei Bobrovsky 0
Michal Neuvirth 0

Most playoff experience: Marc-Andre Fleury 62gp
Best Win %: Antti Niemi .727
Best Sv%: Jonas Hiller .943
Best GAA: Tim Thomas 2.16

Can your teams goalie carry his team to the promised land? We find out soon. Lets drop the puck already!

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April 12, 2011 1:02 PM ET | Delete
i think the west could end up exactly as you put it, but it could very easily be the bottom 4 that move to the second round. vancouver obviously has countless struggles in the past, detroits hurt, quick and rinne are great. i dont think buffalo could make it through washington or boston but i like the wishful thinking
April 12, 2011 3:02 PM ET | Delete
I really think this is Vancouver's year to shine. With their D getting healthy in time for the playoffs and all the offensive weapons they have they will be tough to beat. I forgot about Zetterberg's injury, so that will hurt the wings chances. I think Buffalo's chances hinge on how many odd man rushes they give up. If they don't hang Miller out to dry they could go far.
April 13, 2011 12:48 PM ET | Delete
I'd be glad that one of us would finally get one in your final scenario.
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