Stanley Cup Playoffs first-round predictions

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As for the round-robin, six predicted the Vegas Golden Knights would finish No. 1 in the West; just one (Mike G. Morreale), correctly picked the Golden Knights to finish No. 1 in the West and the Philadelphia Flyers to finish No. 1 in the East.

But they are back to try again for the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, which begin Tuesday. (link to schedule)

Here are their selections:

 

Amalie Benjamin, staff writer

Qualifiers record: 3-5

 

Eastern Conference First Round

PHI vs. MTL: Philadelphia Flyers

TBL vs. CBJ: Tampa Bay Lightning

WSH vs. NYI: New York Islanders

BOS vs. CAR: Boston Bruins

Western Conference First Round

VGK vs. CHI: Vegas Golden Knights

COL vs. ARI: Colorado Avalanche

DAL vs. CGY: Calgary Flames

STL vs. VAN: Vancouver Canucks

 

Tim Campbell, staff writer

Qualifiers record: 1-7

 

Eastern Conference First Round

PHI vs. MTL: Philadelphia Flyers

TBL vs. CBJ: Tampa Bay Lightning

WSH vs. NYI: Washington Capitals

BOS vs. CAR: Boston Bruins

Western Conference First Round

VGK vs. CHI: Vegas Golden Knights

COL vs. ARI: Colorado Avalanche

DAL vs. CGY: Calgary Flames

STL vs. VAN: St. Louis Blues

 

Brian Compton, deputy managing editor

Qualifiers record: 3-5

 

Eastern Conference First Round

PHI vs. MTL: Philadelphia Flyers

TBL vs. CBJ: Tampa Bay Lightning

WSH vs. NYI: New York Islanders

BOS vs. CAR: Boston Bruins

Western Conference First Round

VGK vs. CHI: Vegas Golden Knights

COL vs. ARI: Colorado Avalanche

DAL vs. CGY: Dallas Stars

STL vs. VAN: Vancouver Canucks

Video: Mike Kelly breaks down the western conference battle

 

Nick Cotsonika, columnist
Qualifiers record: 2-6

 

Eastern Conference First Round

PHI vs. MTL: Philadelphia Flyers

TBL vs. CBJ: Tampa Bay Lightning

WSH vs. NYI: Washington Capitals

BOS vs. CAR: Carolina Hurricanes

Western Conference First Round

VGK vs. CHI: Vegas Golden Knights

COL vs. ARI: Colorado Avalanche

DAL vs. CGY: Calgary Flames

STL vs. VAN: St. Louis Blues

 

William Douglas, staff writer
Qualifiers record: 4-4

 

Eastern Conference First Round

PHI vs. MTL: Philadelphia Flyers

TBL vs. CBJ: Columbus Blue Jackets

WSH vs. NYI: Washington Capitals

BOS vs. CAR: Carolina Hurricanes

Western Conference First Round

VGK vs. CHI: Vegas Golden Knights

COL vs. ARI: Colorado Avalanche

DAL vs. CGY: Dallas Stars

STL vs. VAN: St. Louis Blues

 

Tom Gulitti, staff writer
Qualifiers record: 4-4

 

Eastern Conference First Round

PHI vs. MTL: Philadelphia Flyers

TBL vs. CBJ: Tampa Bay Lightning

WSH vs. NYI: Washington Capitals

BOS vs. CAR: Carolina Hurricanes

Western Conference First Round

VGK vs. CHI: Vegas Golden Knights

COL vs. ARI: Colorado Avalanche

DAL vs. CGY: Calgary Flames

STL vs. VAN: St. Louis Blues

 

Pete Jensen, senior fantasy editor

Qualifiers record: 2-6

 

Eastern Conference First Round

PHI vs. MTL: Philadelphia Flyers

TBL vs. CBJ: Tampa Bay Lightning

WSH vs. NYI: New York Islanders

BOS vs. CAR: Carolina Hurricanes

Western Conference First Round

VGK vs. CHI: Vegas Golden Knights

COL vs. ARI: Colorado Avalanche

DAL vs. CGY: Calgary Flames

STL vs. VAN: St. Louis Blues

 

Adam Kimelman, deputy managing editor

Qualifiers record: 1-7

 

Eastern Conference First Round

PHI vs. MTL: Philadelphia Flyers

TBL vs. CBJ: Tampa Bay Lightning

WSH vs. NYI: Washington Capitals

BOS vs. CAR: Carolina Hurricanes

Western Conference First Round

VGK vs. CHI: Vegas Golden Knights

COL vs. ARI: Colorado Avalanche

DAL vs. CGY: Calgary Flames

STL vs. VAN: St. Louis Blues

 

Tracey Myers, staff writer

Qualifiers record: 4-4

 

Eastern Conference First Round

PHI vs. MTL: Philadelphia Flyers

TBL vs. CBJ: Columbus Blue Jackets

WSH vs. NYI: Washington Capitals

BOS vs. CAR: Boston Bruins

Western Conference First Round

VGK vs. CHI: Vegas Golden Knights

COL vs. ARI: Colorado Avalanche

DAL vs. CGY: Calgary Flames

STL vs. VAN: St. Louis Blues

 

Mike G. Morreale, staff writer

Qualifiers record: 3-5

 

Eastern Conference First Round

PHI vs. MTL: Philadelphia Flyers

TBL vs. CBJ: Tampa Bay Lightning

WSH vs. NYI: New York Islanders

BOS vs. CAR: Carolina Hurricanes

Western Conference First Round

VGK vs. CHI: Vegas Golden Knights

COL vs. ARI: Colorado Avalanche

DAL vs. CGY: Calgary Flames

STL vs. VAN: St. Louis Blues

 

Bill Price, Editor-in-Chief

Qualifiers record: 3-5

 

Eastern Conference First Round

PHI vs. MTL: Philadelphia Flyers

TBL vs. CBJ: Columbus Blue Jackets

WSH vs. NYI: New York Islanders

BOS vs. CAR: Boston Bruins

Western Conference First Round

VGK vs. CHI: Vegas Golden Knights

COL vs. ARI: Colorado Avalanche

DAL vs. CGY: Dallas Stars

STL vs. VAN: St. Louis Blues

 

 

Shawn Roarke, Senior Director of Editorial

Qualifiers record: 1-7

 

Eastern Conference First Round

PHI vs. MTL: Philadelphia Flyers

TBL vs. CBJ: Columbus Blue Jackets

WSH vs. NYI: Washington Capitals

BOS vs. CAR: Boston Bruins

Western Conference First Round

VGK vs. CHI: Vegas Golden Knights

COL vs. ARI: Colorado Avalanche

DAL vs. CGY: Calgary Flames

STL vs. VAN: St. Louis Blues

 

Dan Rosen, senior writer

Qualifiers record: 4-4

 

Eastern Conference First Round

PHI vs. MTL: Philadelphia Flyers

TBL vs. CBJ: Tampa Bay Lightning

WSH vs. NYI: New York Islanders

BOS vs. CAR: Carolina Hurricanes

Western Conference First Round

VGK vs. CHI: Vegas Golden Knights

COL vs. ARI: Colorado Avalanche

DAL vs. CGY: Dallas Stars

STL vs. VAN: Vancouver Canucks

 

David Satriano, staff writer

Qualifiers record: 3-5

 

Eastern Conference First Round

PHI vs. MTL: Philadelphia Flyers

TBL vs. CBJ: Tampa Bay Lightning

WSH vs. NYI: Washington Capitals

BOS vs. CAR: Boston Bruins

Western Conference First Round

VGK vs. CHI: Vegas Golden Knights

COL vs. ARI: Arizona Coyotes

DAL vs. CGY: Dallas Stars

STL vs. VAN: St. Louis Blues

 

Dave Stubbs, columnist

Qualifiers record: 4-4

 

Eastern Conference First Round

PHI vs. MTL: Philadelphia Flyers

TBL vs. CBJ: Tampa Bay Lightning

WSH vs. NYI: New York Islanders

BOS vs. CAR: Carolina Hurricanes

Western Conference First Round

VGK vs. CHI: Vegas Golden Knights

COL vs. ARI: Colorado Avalanche

DAL vs. CGY: Calgary Flames

STL vs. VAN: St. Louis Blues

 

Mike Zeisberger, staff writer

Qualifiers record: 2-6

 

Eastern Conference First Round

PHI vs. MTL: Philadelphia Flyers

TBL vs. CBJ: Tampa Bay Lightning

WSH vs. NYI: Washington Capitals

BOS vs. CAR: Carolina Hurricanes

Western Conference First Round

VGK vs. CHI: Vegas Golden Knights

COL vs. ARI: Colorado Avalanche

DAL vs. CGY: Calgary Flames

STL vs. VAN: St. Louis Blues

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