Jan.19, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; The Stanley Cup championship banner for the Los Angeles Kings is raised during pre-game ceremonies before the game against the Chicago Blackhawks at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Predictions


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With the Stanley Cup Playoffs kicking off tonight we thought it would only be appropriate to give you a quick take on how we believe the proceedings will turn out. This is the best time of year for hockey and the new playoff system is built for us, the fans. The NHL realized that the playoffs first round was always it’s peak and there wasn’t a ton of interest afterwards. However, with the new system, it is easy to follow and it set up like a bracket, which is perfect for the degenerate gamblers among us. So sit back, gamble, and enjoy some of the most magical and memorable hockey of the season.

As always, when we completely fall on our face and miss on every single round, feel free to troll us and throw these predicitions right back in my face. All is fair in love, war, and sports predictions.

Western Conference First Round: 

(1) Anaheim Ducks vs (WC2) Dallas Stars

Series: Ducks in Six

(P2) San Jose Sharks vs (P3) Los Angeles Kings

Series: Kings in Six

(2) Colorado Avalanche vs (WC1) Minnesota Wild

Series: Wild in Seven

(C2) St. Louis Blues vs (C3) Chicago Blackhawks

Series: Blackhawks in Six

Eastern Conference First Round: 

(1) Boston Bruins vs (WC2) Detroit Red Wings

Series: Bruins in Six

(A2) Tampa Bay Lightning vs (A3) Montreal Canadiens

Series: Canadiens in Five

(2) Pittsburgh Penguins vs (WC1) Lumbus Blue Jackets

Series: Penguins in Five

(M2) New York Rangers vs (M3) Philadelphia Flyers

Series: Flyers in Seven

Western Conference Semifinals: 

(1) Anaheim Ducks vs (P3) Los Angeles Kings

Series: Kings in Seven

(C3) Chicago Blackhawks vs (WC1) Minnesota Wild

Series: Blackhawks in Six

Eastern Conference Semifinals: 

(1) Boston Bruins vs (A3) Montreal Canadiens

Series: Canadiens in Seven

(2) Pittsburgh Penguins vs (M3) Philadelphia Flyers

Series: Penguins in Five

Western Conference Finals:

(P3) Los Angeles Kings vs (C3) Chicago Blackahawks

Series: Kings in Six

Eastern Conference Finals: 

(2) Pittsburgh Penguins vs (A3) Montreal Canadiens

Series: Penguins in Seven

Stanley Cup Finals

(P3) Los Angeles Kings vs (2) Pittsburgh Penguins

Stanley Cup Champions: Pittsburgh Penguins

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