It's finally time for the Stanley Cup playoffs!
To kick off the postseason, we polled our illustrious NHL content team for their picks in each round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. We also asked everybody to give a brief rundown on why they picked their winner to lift Lord Stanley's Chalice.
We start with the first-round matches in the Eastern Conference, which is headlined by a clash of division rivals Boston and Toronto and is heavily split between our experts. Meanwhile, we all find ourselves on the Lightning and Capitals.
|First Round||Tampa Bay vs Columbus||Boston vs Toronto||Washington vs Carolina||New York vs Pittsburgh|
|Sasha Yodashkin||Bruins in 7|
|AJ Scholz||Bruins in 7|
|Kyle Riley||Bruins in 7||Islanders in 7|
The Western Conference offers several intriguing options, but perhaps none more so than San Jose versus Vegas, with the clubs having split their four regular-season matchups, though we find ourselves unanimous on the Golden Knights pulling this one out. Despite their high-powered offense, two of our guys peg the Jets to suffer an early exit.