Stanley Cup first-round predictions contest, anyone?

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I figured that, since I always do my predictions, and a lot of youse do yours also, and since we had a contest last year and I believe the year before, too, well, why not?

So I rounded up some minor prizes. Here’s the deal:

1) Make your predictions for all eight series, plus tiebreakers, in this thread only. The contest closes at 6:45 p.m. so there’s no hanky-panky around game time when the playoffs open tonight. Any predictions made in other threads will be disqualified.

2) AND THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT RULE: Don’t even dream about entering more than once. Anybody who enters twice will be disqualified. The judge will check IP addresses (the judge being me).

3) The winner will be the person who gets the most series winners correct.

4) In the event of a tie, the first tiebreaker shall be the number of series forecast exactly correct (i.e. Flyers in 6). The second tiebreaker shall be the final score of the deciding game in the Rangers-Capitals series. The third tiebreaker shall be the number of Ranger shots on goal in the deciding game (closest without going over; followed by closest whether over or under).

5) Any entry that does not include all the tiebreakers shall be disqualified.

6) If there are any squabbles or questions, the judge shall determine the winner (the judge being me).

7) If the judge cannot determine a winner, then Sally shall be declared the winner. Capisce?

So here are my predictions (and your ballot should look like this):

Capitals over Rangers in 6.
Penguins over Islanders in 6.
Bruins over Maple Leaves in 7.
Senators over Canadiens in 6.
Blackhawks over Wild in 5.
Red Wings over Ducks in 7.
Canucks over Sharks in 6.
Blues over Kings in 7.

Tiebreaker: Capitals 3, Rangers 1. Rangers shots: 27.

 

 

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  1. Rangers over Capitals in 6.
    Penguins over Islanders in 5.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 7.
    Senators over Canadiens in 6.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 5.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 7.
    Canucks over Sharks in7.
    Blues over Kings in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 3, Capitals 1. Rangers shots: 21.

  2. Caps over Rangers in 7
    Pens over Isles in 5
    Sens over Habs in 7
    Boston over Leafs in 6
    Sharks over Canucks in 6
    Blues over Kings in 7
    Hawks over Wild in 4
    Wings over Ducks in 7
    Caps 3-1
    Rangers 35 shots

  3. Capitals over Rangers in 6.
    Penguins over Islanders in 6.
    Leafs over Bruins in 7.
    Montreal over Ottawa in 7.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 5.
    Anaheim over Detroit in 6.
    Sharks over Canucks in 7.
    King over Blues in 6.

    The Fat Guy has spoken

  4. ThisYearsModel on

    NYR in 6, PIT in 6, TML in 7, MTL in 7, CHI in 5, ANA in 5, VAN in 7, LAK in 7.

  5. Ooops – the Fat Guy spoke too soon. Here is what the Fat Guy MEANT to say:

    Capitals over Rangers in 6.
    Penguins over Islanders in 6.
    Leafs over Bruins in 7.
    Montreal over Ottawa in 7.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 5.
    Anaheim over Detroit in 6.
    Sharks over Canucks in 7.
    King over Blues in 6.

    Tiebreaker: Capitals 4, Rangers 2. Rangers shots: 38.

    NOW the Fat Guy has really spoken

  6. Capitals over Rangers in 5.
    Penguins over Islanders in 5.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 6.
    Senators over Canadiens in 7.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 5.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 6.
    Sharks over Canucks in 6.
    Blues over Kings in 6.

    Tiebreaker: Capitals 4, Rangers 2. Rangers shots: 29.

  7. always amazes me how Carp posts consistently clear formatting instructions and you still get nitwits who just ignore them

  8. Wow, ye of little faith on the Rangers board all completely sure they are going down.

    Never underestimate “The ‘Qvist.”

  9. Blackhawks over Wild in 5
    Red Wings over Ducks in 6
    Sharks over Canucks in 5
    Kings over Blues in 5

    Penguins over Islanders in 6
    Senators over Habs in 6
    Rangers over Capitals in 6
    Bruins over Leafs in 5

    Rangers 2 – Capitals 1
    Shots: 26

  10. for the record, you Mangeniuses, I’ll have you know that I did (try) to cut and paste Carp’s format…my momma didn’t raise no dunny…but the blue bar had a mind of its own and cut out the tiebreaker when I hit “copy”

    I can’t wait to win this thing and spray paint all over the blog

  11. Rangers over capitals 6
    Penguins over islanders in 4
    Maple leafs over bruins in 6
    Canadians over senators in 7
    Blackhawks over wild in 5
    Red wings over ducks in 7
    Canucks over sharks in 6
    Kings over blues in 6

    Tie breaker Rangers 3, Capitals 2. Rangers shots: 29

  12. Wicky©Love the Clowe!! on

    carp
    I was just saying re George Lucas that due to a few of us having star wars avatars here at the moment, since george lucas was the creator of the star wars movies that you (creator of the blog) should use his avatar lol!

  13. Rob in Beantown on

    Rangers over Capitals in 6
    Penguins over Islanders in 5
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 7
    Canadiens over Senators in 6
    Blackhawks over Wild in 6
    Ducks over Red Wings in 5
    Sharks over Canucks in 6
    Kings over Blues in 7

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 3, Capitals 2. Rangers shots: 34

  14. Capitals over Rangers in 6.
    Penguins over Islanders in 5.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 6.
    Senators over Canadiens in 6.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 5.
    Red Wings over Ducks in 7.
    Canucks over Sharks in 6.
    Blues over Kings in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Capitals 2, Rangers 0. Rangers shots: 24.

  15. Rangers over Capitals in 6.
    Penguins over Islanders in 5.
    Maple Leaves over Bruins in 6.
    Senators over Canadiens in 6.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 4.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 6.
    Canucks over Sharks in 7.
    Kings over Blues in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 4, Capitals 1. Rangers shots: 33.

  16. Hey, just tryin’ to win.

    Ideal preducations? Rangers over Capitals in 6
    Reality? Another story…

  17. Wicky©Love the Clowe!! on

    The Wickster predictions…

    Rangers over Ovis in 6.
    Penguins over Fishies in 4 (I really want to say in 3).
    Maple Leaves over Bruins in 7.
    Habs over Sens in 7.
    Blackhawks over Ruppers in 5.
    Ducks over Zetterburgers in 5.
    Canucks over Sharks in 6.
    Kings over Blues in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 3 Ovis 2. Rangers shots: 37.

  18. What do you mean IF I win, son?

    That’s the fact, Jack!

    Boom chugga lugga lugga
    Boom chugga lugga lugga
    Boom chugga lugga lugga

    Razzle Dazzle!

  19. Rangers over Caps in 6.
    Penguins over Islanders in 6.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 7.
    Canadiens over Senators in 6.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 6.
    Ducks over Redwings in 7.
    Canucks over Sharks in 6.
    Kings over Blues in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 3, Capitols 1, Rangers shots: 26.

  20. jay reimenschneider on

    Capitals over Rangers in 5
    Penguins over Islanders in 5
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 6
    Canadiens over Senators in 7
    Blackhawks over Wild in 4
    Ducks over Red Wings in 6
    Canucks over Sharks in 6
    Kings over Blues in 6

    Tiebreaker: Capitals 5, Rangers 2. Rangers shots: 31

  21. Sioux-per-man on

    Rangers over Capitals in 6.
    Penguins over Islanders in 5.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 6.
    Canadians over Senators in 6.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 5.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 6.
    Canucks over Sharks in 6.
    Blues over Kings in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 3, Capitals 1. Rangers shots: 31.

  22. Chicago in 5
    Anaheim in 7
    Vancouver in 6
    LA Kings in 6
    Pittsburgh in 5
    Montreal in 6
    Toronto in 7
    Washington in 5

    Tie-breakers: Rangers 2, Washington 5; Rangers SOG:32

  23. If I’m one thing, it’s fat

    I think we should all say what one thing we are, just for brotherhood

  24. Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo TrueBlue!!!!! Picking against the Rangers is not *TRUE Blue* you turncoat!

  25. Sioux-per-man on

    wicky I am.

    If you see me and my wife in Gaborik Jersey’s below that’s me. Thane.

  26. Rangers over Capitals in 5.
    Penguins over Islanders in 5.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 5.
    Senators over Canadiens in 6.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 4.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 7.
    Canucks over Sharks in 7.
    Kings over Blues in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 2 , Capitals 0. Rangers shots: 21.

  27. Right, it’s just hedging myself- I’d rather be wrong about the contest and the Rangers win- if they lose…well, maybe i’ve got a good shot at the contest.

    Hedging.

    PS – this is still from my earlier random draw in the Sioux brackets; I, unfortuantely, had to add more details in this one like a final score and SOG.

  28. Rangers over Caps 7
    Pens over Isles 6
    Leafs over Bs 7
    Habs over Sens 6
    Hawks over Wild 5
    Ducks over Wings 6
    Canucks over Sharks 7
    Kings over Blues 7

    Tiebreaker. Rangers 3-2. 27shots

  29. I may have missed it, but has there been any talk of a contest for the final 3 rounds?

  30. Fine, TrueBlue. We’re friends again you Benedict Arnold. I just have to boo people that pick against their team.

  31. Boyle's only fan on

    Rangers over Caps in 7
    Penguins over Islanders in 5
    Bruins over Maple Leafs in 7
    Canadians over Sens in 6

    Blackhawks over Wild in 6
    Ducks over Red Wings in 7
    Kings over Blues in 6
    Canucks over Sharks in 5

    Rangers 2 Caps 1, 29 NYR shots

  32. Andrew Sidney on

    Rangers over Capitals in 6.
    Penguins over Islanders in 5.
    Maple Leaves over Boston in 7.
    Senators over Canadiens in 6.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 5.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 7.
    Canucks over Sharks in 6.
    Blues over Kings in 6.

    Tiebreaker- Rangers 3 , Capitals 2. Rangers shots: 31.

  33. Rangers over Capitals in 6.
    Penguins over Islanders in 5.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 6.
    Senators over Canadiens in 6.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 4.
    Red Wings over Ducks in 7.
    Sharks over Canucks in 7.
    Blues over Kings in 6.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 3, Capitals 2. Rangers shots: 32.

  34. Rangers over Capitals in 6.
    Penguins over Islanders in 5.
    Maple Leaves over Bruins in 7.
    Senators over Canadiens in 7.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 6.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 7.
    Canucks over Sharks in 6.
    Blues over Kings in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 2, Capitals 1. Rangers shots: 32.

  35. Rangers over Caps in 6
    Penguins over Islanders in 5
    Bruins over Maple Leafs in 6
    Senators over Canadians in 6
    Blackhawks over Wild in 5
    Ducks over Redwings in 7
    Sharks over Canucks in 6
    Blues over Kings in 7

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 4, Caps 2, Ranger shots: 24

  36. Rangers over Capitals in 6.
    Penguins over Islanders in 4.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 6.
    Senators over Canadiens in 6.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 4.
    Red Wings over Ducks in 7.
    Sharks over Canucks in 6.
    Blues over Kings in 5.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 3, Capitals 1. Rangers shots: 25

  37. Capitals over Rangers in 4.
    Islanders over Penguins in 4.
    Maple Leaves over Bruins in 4.
    Canadiens over Senators in 4.
    Wild over Blackhawks in 4.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 4.
    Canucks over Sharks in 4.
    Blues over Kings in 4.

    Tiebreaker: Capitals 9, Rangers 0. Rangers shots: 0.

  38. Rangers over Capitals in 5.
    Penguins over Islanders in 5.
    Maple Leavs over Bruins in 6.
    Senators over Canadiens in 6.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 4.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 7.
    Canucks over Sharks in 6.
    Kings over Blues in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Capitals 2, Rangers 3. Rangers shots: 23.

  39. First prize: 1 ticket to Mets/Marlins game
    Second: 2 tickets to Mets/Marlins game
    Third: 4 tickets to Mets/Marlins game

  40. Doodie Machetto on

    Capitals over Rangers in 6.
    Penguins over Islanders in 4.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 5.
    Senators over Canadiens in 7.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 5.
    Red Wings over Ducks in 7.
    Sharks over Canucks in 7.
    Kings over Blues in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Capitals 4, Rangers 1. Rangers shots: 32.

  41. I updated mine too, Romeo. I had to draw the playoff beard on. I probably should have added some highlighting but I am working only with MS Paint here.

  42. Michael Raffo on

    Rangers over Capitals in 6
    Penguins over Islanders in 6
    Bruins over Maple Leafs in 7
    Senators over Canadiens in 6
    Blackhawks overe Wild in 5
    Redwings over Ducks in 7
    Canuks over Sharks in 6
    Kings over Blues in 7

    tiebreaker: Rangers 2, Capitals 1. Rangers Shots 35

  43. Atta boy, Andrew Sidney!!!!
    Atta boy, Jared R.!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Atta boy, Evan!!!!!!!!!!
    Atta boy, Staal Wart!!!!!!!!
    Atta boy, Michael Raffo!!!!!!!!
    Atta boy, Hipbone!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. Capitals over Rangers in 7.
    Penguins over Islanders in 5.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 6.
    Canadiens over Senators in 7.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 5.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 7.
    Canucks over Sharks in 6.
    Blues over Kings in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Capitals 3, Rangers 2. Rangers shots: 24.

  45. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, LATONA!!!!!

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  46. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, DOODIE MACHETTO / PUCK AND GAVEL!!!!!

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    HISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  47. Rangers over Capitals in 6.
    Penguins over Islanders in 5.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 6.
    Senators over Canadiens in 7.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 5.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 6.
    Canucks over Sharks in 6.
    Kings over Blues in 6.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 3, Capitals 2. Rangers shots: 29.

  48. Rangers over Capitals in 7
    Penguins over Islanders in 5
    Maple Leaves over Bruins in 6
    Senators over Canadiens in 6 (MacLeaaaaaan)
    Blackhawks over Wild in 5 (lose 1 only so they can finish at home)
    Ducks over Red Wings in 6
    Sharks over Canucks in 6
    Kings over Blues in 6

  49. Cross Check Charlie on

    Rangers over Capitals in 7.
    Penguins over Islanders in 5.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 5.
    Canadiens over Senators in 7.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 4.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 5.
    Sharks over Canucks in 6.
    Blues over Kings in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 2, Capitals 1. Rangers shots: 31.

  50. Blackhawks over Wild in 4
    Ducks over Red Wings in 7
    Sharks over Canucks in 7
    Kings over Blues in 6
    Penguins over Islanders in 5
    Bruins over Maple Leafs in 6
    Rangers over Capitals in 6
    Canadiens over Senators in 7

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 4, Capitals 2. Rangers shots: 33

  51. Mrs. Manny is more of the opinion that this team stinks and doesn’t deserve to be playing in the playoffs because they don’t have Messier.

  52. Blueshirt Backer on

    Rangers over Capitals in 7.
    Penguins over Islanders in 6.
    Bruins over Maple Leafs in 6.
    Canadiens over Senators in 7.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 5.
    Red Wings over Ducks in 7.
    Canucks over Sharks in 6.
    Kings over Blues in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 3, Capitals 1. Rangers shots: 33.

  53. Rangers over Capitals in 6.
    Penguins over Islanders in 5.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 7.
    Canadians over Senators in 6.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 6.
    Red Wings over Ducks in 7.
    Sharks over Canucks in 6.
    Blues over Kings in 6.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 4, Capitals 1. Rangers shots: 32.

  54. Capitals over Rangers in 7.
    Penguins over Islanders in 5.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 7.
    Senators over Canadiens in 6.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 4.
    Red Wings over Ducks in 6.
    Sharks over Canucks in 6.
    Kings over Blues in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Capitals 4, Rangers 3. Rangers shots: 31

  55. Yup. I tell myself that every day, Manny. Don’t make any money and work a lot of hours and days, but yes I am.

  56. Carp, what were his thoughts about this team? Would he leave the Rangers to be a GM somewhere?

  57. Rangers over Caps in 6.
    Islanders over Penguins in 6.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 7.
    Senators over Canadiens in 5.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 5.
    Red Wings over Ducks in 7.
    Canucks over Sharks in 6.
    Blues over Kings in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Capitals 3, Rangers 4. Rangers shots: 33.

  58. We didn’t get into his job, but he loves the organization, is extremely loyal to Sather … and most importantly he loves their chances against the Capitals, especially because of No. 30.

  59. PennStateNash on

    Rangers over Capitals in 6.
    Penguins over Islanders in 5.
    Maple Leaves over Bruins in 7.
    Canadiens over Senators in 7.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 4.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 6.
    Canucks over Sharks in 6.
    Blues over Kings in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 3, Capitals 2. Rangers shots: 34.

  60. Pittsburgh over NYI in 5
    Ottawa over Montreal in 7
    NYR over Washington in 6
    Boston over Toronto in 6

    Chicago over Minnesota in 5
    Detroit over Anaheim in 7
    Vancouver over San Jose in 7
    St. Louis over LAK in 6

    Rangers win 3-2
    Rangers with 31 shots on goal..

  61. Rangers over Capitals in 6.
    Islanders over Penguins in 7.
    Maple Leaves over Bruins in 7.
    Senators over Canadiens in 6.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 5.
    Red Wings over Ducks in 7.
    Canucks over Sharks in 6.
    Blues over Kings in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Capitals 2, Rangers 4. Rangers shots: 25.

  62. Rangers over Capitals in 7.
    Penguins over Islanders in 6.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 6.
    Senators over Canadiens in 7.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 6.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 6.
    Canucks over Sharks in 6.
    Kings over Blues in 6.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 3, Capitals 2. Rangers shots: 35.

  63. Rangers over Capitals in 7.
    Penguins over Islanders in 5.
    LEAVES over Bruins in 6.
    Senators over Canadiens in 7.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 4.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 6.
    Canucks over Sharks in 6.
    Blues over Kings in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 3, Capitals 2. Rangers shots: 38

  64. Rangers over Capitals in 6.
    Penguins over Islanders in 5.
    Maple Leafs over Bruins in 7.
    Canadiens over Senators in 7.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 4.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 5.
    Sharks over Canucks in 6.
    Blues over Kings in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 4, Capitals 3. Rangers shots: 34.

  65. Penguins in 7
    Habs in 6
    Rangers in 7
    Bruins in 5
    Hawks in 4
    Ducks in 7
    Sharks in 6
    Kings in 5

    Tiebreaker #2- Rangers 3 Capitals 2

    Tiebreaker #3- Rangers 27 shots

  66. Penguins over Islanders in 5
    Senators over Canadiens in 7
    Rangers over Capitals in 6
    Bruins over Maple Leafs in 6
    Tiebreaker: Rangers 3 Capitals 1, Rangers shots 26

    Blackhawks over Wild in 4
    Ducks over Red Wings in 6
    Canucks over Sharks in 7
    Kings over Blues in 6

  67. Rangers over Capitals in 6.
    Penguins over Islanders in 4.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 5.
    Canadiens over Senators in 7.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 4.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 6.
    Canucks over Sharks in 7.
    Kings over Blues in 5.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 3, Capitals 2. Rangers shots: 33.

  68. Atta boy Deranger! !!!!!!!
    Atta boy, 27 nyr94!!!!
    Atta boy, Roadrider!!!!!
    Atta boy, Rangers 1068!!!!!!!

  69. Here we go . Take it to the bank.

    Rangers over Capitals in 6.
    Penguins over Islanders in 6.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 7.
    Senators over Canadiens in 6.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 5.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 7.
    Sharks over Vancouver in 7.
    Blues over Kings in 7.

    Got a lot of games going 7 games. The beauty of parity. Because of the short season ironically the Rangers may be in best stead for the playoffs. Last year they were out of gas at the end. (I know you don’t agree Carp but what is is). Assuming our very esteamed coach doesn’t wear out the Cally line by playing only 3 lines we should be in good shape. The wild card, of course is Henrik, if he’s on for this run the playing field changes immensely. Speed could be the difference and if Tort’s somewhere down the line could get JT Miller in it might make a difference. He’s fast

  70. Rangers over Capitals in 7.
    Penguins over Islanders in 5.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 6.
    Senators over Canadiens in 6.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 5.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 6.
    Sharks over Canuks in 6.
    Kings over Blues in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 3, Capitals 2. Rangers shots: 29.

  71. Atta boy, Dan!!!!!!!!!!!
    Atta boy, loneranger!!!!

    ATTA BOY, CT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  72. And This One Will Last A Lifetime on

    Rangers over Caps in 6
    Penguins over Islanders in 5
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 5
    Canadiens over Sens in 7
    Wild overe the Blackhawks in 6
    Ducks over the Redwings in 5
    Sharks over the Canucks in 7
    Kinngs over the Blues in 7

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 4 Caps 1. Rangers shots: 31

  73. Manny, love the enthusiasm! What was the official reason for this long layoff? So Crosby could heal up?

  74. Rangers over Capitals in 5.
    Penguins over Islanders in 5.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 6.
    Senators over Canadiens in 7.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 5.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 7.
    Canucks over Sharks in 6.
    Kings over Blues in 6.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 4, Capitals 2. Rangers shots: 30.

  75. It’s probably that everything the NHL has ever done is somehow related to Sid the Kid. I would bet Colorado getting the 1st pick (since we have no idea how that was determined) was related as well.

  76. Rangers over Capitals in 7.
    Penguins over Islanders in 7.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 5.
    Senators over Canadiens in 5.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 5.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 5.
    Canucks over Sharks in 6.
    Kings over Blues in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 4, Capitals 1. Rangers shots: 38.

    P.S. Carp, please don’t consider my entry official until Manny blesses my choices with his legendary CHEER!

  77. I can’t believe I’m the only person that took the effort to draw a beard on their regular avatar. Maybe I will make it bigger as the rounds go on (since the Rangers are winning the Cup and all).

  78. Rangers over Capitals in 7
    Pens over Isles in 4
    Bruins over Leafs in 5
    Canadians over Sens in 7
    Hawks over Wild in 6
    Ducks over Wings in 5
    Canucks over Sharks in 6
    Blues over Kings in 7

  79. Sorry:

    Rangers over Capitals in 7
    Pens over Isles in 4
    Bruins over Leafs in 5
    Canadians over Sens in 7
    Hawks over Wild in 6
    Ducks over Wings in 5
    Canucks over Sharks in 6
    Blues over Kings in 7

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 3, Caps 1. Rangers shots 33

  80. Capitals over Rangers in 5.
    Penguins over Islanders in 6.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 5.
    Senators over Canadiens in 7.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 5.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 7.
    Canucks over Sharks in 6.
    Kingss over Blues in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Capitals 2, Rangers 0. Rangers shots: 28.

  81. BleedBlueshirt on

    Rangers over Capitals in 6.
    Penguins over Islanders in 5.
    Bruins over Maple Leafs in 6.
    Senators over Canadiens in 6.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 5.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 7.
    Canucks over Sharks in 6.
    Blues over Kings in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 3, Capitals 2. Rangers shots: 24.

  82. Rangers over caps in 6 games
    Montreal over senators in 7 games
    Pittsburgh over islanders in 5 games
    Leafs over Boston in 6 games
    hawks over wild in 5 games
    ducks over wings in seven games
    Canucks over sharks in 6 games
    kings over blues in 7 games

    Rangers4 caps2. 27 shots on goal

  83. Rangers over Capitals in 6.
    Penguins over Islanders in 5.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 5.
    Canadiens over Senators in 7.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 5.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 7.
    Canucks over Sharks in 6.
    Kings over Blues in 6.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 3, Capitals 2. Rangers shots: 31.

  84. Doodie Machetto on

    Capitals over Rangers in 3.
    Penguins over Rangers in 3.
    Bruins over Rangers in 3.
    Senators over Rangers in 3.
    Blackhawks over Rangers in 3.
    Red Wings over Rangers in 3.
    Canucks over Rangers in 3.
    Blues over Rangers in 3.

    Tiebreaker: Capitals 8, Rangers -1. Rangers shots: 15 (all by THE KREIDER).

  85. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Rangers over caps in 5
    Islanders over pens in 6
    Leafs over bruins in 6
    Sens over Habs in 6

    Sharks over Nucks in 6
    Kings over blues in 7
    Hawks over wild in 5
    Wings over ducks in 7

    Rangers 3
    Craps 1

    Rangers 34 SOG

  86. Atta boy, Yergs!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Atta boy, DC62!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Atta boy Eddie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    *ATTA BOY, LW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*

  87. Rangers over Caps in 6.
    Penguins over Islanders in 6.
    Maple Leaves over Bruins in 6.
    Senators over Canadiens in 7.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 4.
    Ducks over Red Wings over Ducks in 6.
    Sharks over Canucks in 7.
    Blues over Kings in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 4, Caps 2. Rangers shots: 31.

    thanks

  88. Rangers in 7
    Sens in 6
    Bruins in 6
    Ice chickens in 5

    Hawks in 6
    Ducks in 5
    Blues in 6
    Vancouver in 6

    Final 3-2 shots 33

  89. Boston Bonehead on

    Rangers over Capitals in 7.
    Penguins over Islanders in 5.
    Bruins over Maple Leafs (Leaves) in 6.
    Canadiens over Senators in 6.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 5.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 7.
    Canucks over Sharks in 6.
    Kings over Blues 7.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 4, Capitals 2. Rangers shots: 37.

  90. Rangers over Capitals in 7.
    Penguins over Islanders in 5.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 5.
    Canadiens over Sens in 6.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 5.
    Red Wings over Ducks in 7.
    Canucks over Sharks in 6.
    Kings over Blues in 6.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 4, Capitals 2. Rangers shots: 27.

  91. Seriously, this is exhausting. Someone else has to take over Cheering those who pick the Rangers and Booing the crap out of those that pick the stupid Capitals.

  92. Capitals over Rangers in 7.
    Penguins over Islanders in 5.
    Maple Leaves over Bruins in 6.
    Senators over Canadiens in 5.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 4.
    Red Wings over Ducks in 6.
    Canucks over Sharks in 6.
    Blues over Kings in 5.

    Tiebreaker: Capitals 4, Rangers 3. Rangers shots: 32.

  93. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, LEE!!!! You Suck!

  94. Rangers over Capitals in 7.
    Penguins over Islanders in 5.
    Maple Leafs over Bruins in 7.
    Senators over Canadiens in 7.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 5.
    Red Wings over Ducks in 6.
    Canucks over Sharks in 6.
    Kings over Blues in 6.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 3, Capitals 1. Rangers shots: 31.

  95. Ovie's Crooked Nose on

    Rangers over Capitals in 7.
    Penguins over Islanders in 5.
    Bruins over Leaves in 7.
    Senators over Canadiens in 6.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 5.
    Ducks over Wings in 6.
    Sharks over Canucks in 6.
    Blues over Kings in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 2, Capitals 1. Rangers shots: 37

  96. Rangers over Capitals in 6.
    Penguins over Islanders in 4.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 5.
    Senators over Canadiens in 7.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 5.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 7.
    Sharks over Canucks in 6.
    Kingss over Blues in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Capitals 1, Rangers 2. Rangers shots: 38.

  97. Rangers over Capitals in 7.
    Penguins over Islanders in 6.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 5.
    Canadiens over Senators in 6.
    Wild over Blackhawks in 7.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 6.
    Canucks over Sharks in 7.
    Kings over Blues in 5.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 3, Capitals 2. Rangers shots: 25.

  98. Atta boy, Ovie’s Crooked Nose!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hate him too!
    Atta boy, ColiN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  99. I have one more in me:

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DOODIE BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  100. Penguins over Islanders in 5
    Canadians over Senators in 7
    Rangers over Capitals in 5
    Bruins over Maple Leafs in 6
    Blackhawks over Wild in 6
    Ducks over Red Wings in 7
    Canucks over Sharks in 6
    Blues over Kings in 7

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 4, Capitals 1. Rangers shots: 32

  101. Rangers over Capitals in 7.
    Islanders over Penguins in 6.
    Maple Leafs over Bruins in 6.
    Senators over Canadiens in 6.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 6.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 6.
    Canucks over Sharks in 6.
    Blues over Kings in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 4, Capitals 2. Rangers shots: 32.

  102. Rangers over Caps in 4.
    Penguins over Islanders in 4.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 7.
    Canadians over Senators in 7.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 4.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 5.
    Canucks over the Sharks in 5.
    Kings over Blues in 5.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 3, Caps 2. Rangers shots: 28.

  103. Rangers over Capitals in 6.
    Penguins over Islanders in 5.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 7.
    Canadiens over Senators in 7.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 5.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 6.
    Canucks over Sharks in 6.
    Kings over Blues in 6.

    Tiebreaker: Capitals 0, Rangers 2. Rangers shots: 24.

  104. Carp Sorry left my tie breaker off:

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 4, Capitals 3. Rangers shots 31

  105. for all the Boneheads who are picking the Craps over the rangers, I got one word for you,

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

    There you go Manny, I covered it for you.

  106. Paul in sunrise on

    Rangers over Capitals in 6
    Penguins over Islanders in 6.
    Maple Leaves over Boston in 7.
    Senators over Canadiens in 6.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 5.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 7.
    Canucks over Sharks in 6.
    Blues over Kings in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 3 – Capitals 2 (2OT); Rangers shots: 63

  107. Lloyd, Lundqvist’s “mediocre” season has him in 5th place for Save %. He has played 43 games while the guys ahead of him have played 24, 38, 36, 30. For GAA he is in 7th place. The guys ahead of him have played 24, 14, 30, 21, 38, 36. Looks to me like his “mediocre” season is Vezina worthy.

  108. Rangers over Capitals in 6.
    Penguins over Islanders in 6.
    Maple Leaves over Bruins in 7.
    Canadiens over Senators in 7.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 5.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 7.
    Canucks over Sharks in 6.
    Kings over Blues in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 3, Capitals 2. Rangers shots: 22.

  109. Uh oh, my Boss entered the contest. So the rest of youse are probably playing for second prize (which is the same as first prize).

  110. Doodie, I said Ill give Bobrovsky the Vezina next year if he repeats these numbers because Hank has been in discussion for Vezina for past what 4-5 years? He won last year over Quick because of the history. Quick was just as good if not a bit better last year but because of history Hank deservedly won. Bobrovsky was pretty average in Philly and no one saw this coming. Let’s see him do it again. And for 82 (65-70 starts) games. And lead his team somewhere.

  111. Will somebody tell “Trublue at 4:13 that there is no shootout in Play off hockey

  112. My predictions are; this blog will set a North America land record for most posts and general angst, that Coos will compose a daily sonnet and that Edward the Third will recount his glorious military career and that Manny will sympathize with someone!

    I also predict that the words mediocre and average will reign supreme!

  113. Carp- anyone who gets to hang with Mess is a lucky man. Unless of course your last name is Kasparaitis or Haller, or Gilmour ..

  114. Admiral Akbar on

    Rangers over Claps in 7
    Penguins over isles in 6
    Boston over leaves in 6
    Ottawa over Habs in 6

    Hawks over wild in 4
    Ducks over red wings in 5
    Sharks over Canucks in 6
    Kings over blues in 7

    Final score: Blueshirts 4, Claps 1
    Blueshirts 32 SOG

    IT’S A TRAP!

  115. Rangers over Caps in 6
    Senators over Canadiens in 6
    Bruins over Maple Leafs in 5
    Pens over Islanders in 5
    Blackhawks over Wild in 4
    Ducks over Red Wings in 5
    Canucks over Sharks in 7
    Blues over Kings in 7

    Tiebreaker: Rangers over Caps 3-2 Rangers: 31 shots

  116. lmgo, Haller.

    also Havlat. There was that sequence when Havlat was a young pest for Ottawa and Messier was getting up there in years, and Havlat got him going. So Messier roughed him up behind the net and when the officials finally were able to pull him away, he broke free and tried to get a few more shots in.

    Asked by an Ottawa writer what he was thinking at that moment, Messier simply said, “I was thinking what else I could do to him.”

  117. Rangers over Capitals in 6.
    Penguins over Islanders in 5.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 7.
    Canadiens over Senators in 7.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 5.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 7.
    Canucks over Sharks in 6.
    Blues over Kings in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 4, Capitals 1. Rangers shots: 33.

  118. Rangers over Capitals in 5
    Penguins over Islanders in 4
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 6
    Senators over Canadiens in 7
    Blackhawks over Wild in 5
    Red Wings over Ducks in 7
    Canucks over Sharks in 5
    Kings over Blues in 7

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 2, Capitals 0. Rangers shots: 27.

  119. caps over rangers in 7
    pitt over isles in 5
    senators over habs in 6
    bruins over leafs in 7

    hawks over wild in 6
    blues over kings in 6
    sharks over canucks in 6
    red wings over ducks in 7

    tie breaker caps 3-1 ranger shots 33

  120. good to see the real eric is back!

    are we going double-or-nothing on the hot dog bet?

    … also that Blake kid on the Islanders.

  121. Rangers over Capitals in 7
    Penguins over Islanders in 5
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 7
    Canadiens over Senators in 5
    Blackhawks over Wild in 4
    Ducks over Red Wings in 7
    Canucks over Sharks in 5
    Blues over Kings in 6

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 4 Capitals 2. Ranger shots: 26.

  122. carp

    do you know where i could find the list of 20 refs for the 1st round that made it. been looking at nhl.com and nhl officials website nothing

  123. Sioux-per-man on

    Carp – How about Brock Nelson? I seen they pulled him up on the Islanders?

    Another Sioux player that should have stayed another year. Can’t blame him if he is the AHL point leader for the Islanders Jv.

  124. onecupin73yearsandcounting on

    rangers over caps in 7
    islanders over pens in 7
    maple leafs over bruins in 6
    sens over canadiens in 6
    blackhawks over wild in 4
    red wings over ducks in 7
    sharks over canucks in 6

    kings over blues in 6

  125. MSG Chicken Fingers on

    Rangers over Capitals in 6.
    Penguins over Islanders in 6.
    Bruins over Leaves in 5.
    Canadiens over Senators in 7.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 4.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 6.
    Canucks over Sharks in 7.
    Blues over Kings in 6.
    Tiebreaker: Rangers 4, Capitals 2. Rangers shots: 29.

  126. You take your pick, eric, NYR or Caps. I’ll take the other for the series. You win, Zero dogs. I win, 8 dogs. :)

    no idea on the refs.

    ilb, I think the kid’s still blue-faced. lmgo.

  127. Capitals over Rangers in 5.
    Islanders over Penguins in 6.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 7.
    Canadiens over Senators in 7.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 5.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 5.
    Canucks over Sharks in 6.
    Kings over Blues in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Capitals 4, Rangers 2. Rangers shots: 36.

  128. Doodie Machetto on

    Only one other person has the same picks as me. This means that there will only be two people who go 8-0.

  129. Doodie Machetto on

    Carp, at this rate, eric is going to have to throw in some health insurance for all of those hot dogs you will eat.

  130. Rangers over Capitals in 6.
    Penguins over Islanders in 6.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 7.
    Canadiens over Senators in 5.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 6.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 7.
    Canucks over Sharks in 6.
    Kings over Blues in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 4, Capitals 3. Rangers shots: 28.

  131. Rangers over Capitals in 6.
    Penguins over Islanders in 5.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 6.
    Senators over Canadiens in 7.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 4.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 6.
    Canucks over Sharks in 6.
    Kings over Blues in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 4, Capitals 2 Rangers shots: 35

  132. Sioux-per-man on

    Time to Call it a day.

    Have a Siouxper Night.

    Toews vs Parise
    Green vs Oshie/Chorney

    See you on the other side!

  133. Evrock Around The Clock Tonight on

    Rangers over Crapitals in 6.
    Penguins over Islanders in 5.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 7.
    Senators over Canadiens in 6.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 5.
    Ducks over Wings in 7.
    Canucks over Sharks in 5.
    Blues over Kings in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 3, Crapitals 2.
    Rangers shots: 24.

  134. Is This Real? on

    Rangers in 4.
    Penguins in 5.
    Bruins in 6.
    Senators in 7.

    Wild in 6.
    Red Wings in 6.
    Canucks in 5.
    Blues in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 4, Craps 1. Rangers shots: 33

  135. Rangers over Capitals in 4.
    Penguins over Islanders in 6.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 7.
    Senators over Canadiens in 6.
    Wild over Blackhawks in 6.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 7.
    Sharks over Canucks in 4.
    Kings over Blues in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 4, Capitals 0. Rangers shots: 31.

  136. Rangers over Capitals in 6
    Penguins over Islanders in 5
    Bruins over Maple Leafs in 6
    Canadiens over Senators in 7
    Blackhawks over Wild in 4
    Ducks over Red Wings in 5
    Canucks over Sharks in 6
    Blues over Kings in 7
    Tiebreaker: Rangers 2, Capitals 1. Rangers shots: 26

  137. picking against the rangers all year why stop now carp

    i take caps u take rangers you get 8 dogs

  138. Jeremy, since Latona asked nicely, you are allowed to put your predictions in the previous post … but do it soon!

  139. Hey…on vacation from the men’s underwear biz…so I am late to the party..but rules are rules…I was hoping one of the prizes would be a string of poloponies…good luck to all those who entered!

  140. I am on west coast today still in time…

    Rangers in 7
    Penguins in 6.
    Bruins in 5
    Senators in 5

    Blackhawks in 5.
    Red Wings in 7
    Canucks in 7
    Blues in 7.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 4, Capitals 2. Rangers shots: 33.

  141. Rangers over Capitals in 6.
    Penguins over Islanders in 6.
    Leafs over Bruins in 7.
    Senators over Canadiens in 6.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 4.
    Red Wings over Ducks in 7.
    Kings over Blues in 6.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 3, Capitals 2. Rangers shots: 27

  142. Rangers over Capitals in 7
    Penguins over Islanders in 5
    Leafs over Bruins in 6
    Canadiens over Senators in 7
    Wild over Blackhawks in 7
    Red Wings over Ducks in 6
    Kings over Blues in 6

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 5, Capitals 2. Rangers SOG 30

  143. Carp, I dunno if Papa Bear is around, but here are the contents of his post from a later thread.

    “Unfortunately, Do to circumstances beyong my control, was unavailable all day and unable to post first round predictions. FWIW here are my predictions.

    Rangers over Caps in 6
    Pens over Islander in 6
    Sens over Habs in 6
    Leafs over Bruins in 6
    Hawks over Wild in 4
    Ducks over Wings in 7
    Canucks over Sharks in 5
    Kings over Blues in 6

    Rangers 2-1
    Ranger shots 24″

  144. Hagerstown MD Rangers fan on

    Here I go
    Rangers over Caps in 6
    Islanders over Pens in 7 (I hate the Pens tad more than Isles)
    Senators over Canadiens in 7
    Bruins over Leafs in 7
    Hawks over wild in 4
    Wings over ducks in 6
    Sharks over Canucks in 7
    Kings over Blues in 5

    Rangers 3 Caps 2 32 sog

  145. Gravy, You Know You Want Some Marty on

    Carp, obviously an “unofficial” entry since I’m late to the party, but wanted to partake in the fun:

    Rangers over Capitals in 6.
    Penguins over Islanders in 6.
    Bruins over Maple Leaves in 6.
    Senators over Canadiens in 6.
    Blackhawks over Wild in 6.
    Ducks over Red Wings in 7.
    Canucks over Sharks in 6.
    Blues over Kings in 6.

    Tiebreaker: Rangers 4, Capitals 3. Rangers shots: 31.

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