The playoffs are upon us, and there are plenty of good match-ups. Boston backed into the postseason and faces Toronto, who you don’t usually see in May. The Blackhawks and Penguins easily solidified their positions. Ottawa barely avoided Pittsburgh in the first round, while Minnesota is just happy to be in, winning a tiebreaker over Columbus.
All of that mix made for some interesting choices for our expert panel. Aside from the two #1/#8 series, only Boston and Toronto had a unanimous winner in all pick sets. And whoever got the nod in their series, St Louis and Los Angeles look to be the most fun to watch, with everyone but one choosing the series to go a full seven games.
As usual, correctly guessing the winner of a series is worth two points, while guessing how many games a series will last is worth one point.
So now that everything is underway, be sure to check below for everyone’s picks, and check back for the results after the first round is complete. Continue reading 2013 NHL Playoffs Expert Picks »