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2011 NHL Playoffs Expert Picks: 2nd Round

A 3-1 hole didn't faze Tampa; can they strike twice? (astrosurf.com)

The second round is upon us, and it opens with the anti-comeback kings Vancouver taking on the staunch defense of Nashville. No matter, as both West series were unanimously picked winner-wise. The Capitals were very popular, while Philadelphia gets the slight edge over Boston and their incompetent power play. The East also provided a greater variety of picks for series lengths.

As before, the winner of the series is worth two points, and picking how long it takes them is worth one point. That’ll provide for some interesting moments with the leader Derek, who went against the general grain in the East. That provides plenty of room for others to move up.

So how will things pan out? Check below for the predictions, and come back at the conclusion of the Elite Eight to find out how they turned out.

Name Brian K Derek Erikk John KC
Capitals vs Lightning Winner Capitals Lightning Capitals Capitals Capitals
Series Length 5 6 6 7 5
Flyers vs Bruins Winner Flyers Bruins Flyers Flyers Bruins
Series Length 5 5 7 7 6
Canucks vs Predators Winner Canucks Canucks Canucks Canucks Canucks
Series Length 6 6 6 5 6
Sharks vs Red Wings Winner Red Wings Red Wings Red Wings Red Wings Red Wings
Series Length 6 6 6 6 6
Total Points 13 18 14 11 16

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One comment for “2011 NHL Playoffs Expert Picks: 2nd Round”

  1. my picks are looking pretty nice right now, minus the Red Wings, looking like a true letdown.

    Posted by Derek Slicis | May 3, 2011, 12:12 am

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