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First Round: How Did We Do?

Well what a night that was!  Three Game Sevens and now we start the second round later today.

Before the second round starts let’s take a look at how we did predicting the first round.

I will put my own predictions up to bat:

Western Conference

I had Colorado Avalanche in Six - Though they forced a game seven and went into overtime it would go the way of the Minnesota Wild.

Chicago Blackhawks in Five – Close the reigning Stanley Cup Champions started off slow and it took six games to knock out the St. Louis Blues.

Anaheim Ducks in Five – Dallas put up a good fight for just making it and pushed the Ducks an extra game than I thought.

Los Angeles Kings in Seven - The last series to be decided ended in a 5-1 win for the Kings; which is a 5-1 loss for the Sharks in yet another early out.

In the East….

Red Wings in Seven – WRONG. So. So. Wrong. After winning the first game in Boston I felt pretty good about my seven game prediction until the Bruins went on to win the next four and knock out Detroit in five.

Canadiens in Six – Half right, gave them two extra games.  Hopefully the long rest before starting today after sweeping the Lightning hasn’t allowed rust to form.

Penguins in Five – Figuring the Columbus Blue Jackets would finally get a playoff win for their franchise I didn’t count on it coming in Pittsburgh so the Blue Jackets had to get one at home as well making it a six game series before the Penguins ended their Cinderella story.

Rangers in Seven – Got this one right as the blueshirts won 2-1 last night over the Flyers.

All in all in picked who would move on from the first round I got 6 of the 8 correct.

Now how did the Kukla’s Korner members do with their predictions?

Sven22 Opted for Boston, Tampa, Pittsburgh, New York Rangers, Anaheim, San Jose, Colorado, and Chicago.
Red Winger went with Colorado in Five, Chicago in Seven, Anaheim in six, LA in 7, Boston in six, Tampa Bay in seven, Pittsburgh in six, and New York in six.
George0211 picked the Ducks in a sweep, La in six, Colorado in five, St. Louis in seven, Detroit in six, Canadiens in seven, Penguins in seven, and Rangers in five.
Godblender picked Anaheim in five, Colorado in six, Chicago in six, Sharks in seven, Bruins in six, Columbus in seven, Montreal in seven, and the Rangers in seven.
Winny567 opted for Detroit, Montreal, Pittsburgh, New York, Anaheim, LA, Colorado, and the Blackhawks.
Quibell 17 opted for the Red Wings in seven, Lightning in six, Penguins in five, Flyers in six, Avalanche in six, Chicago in seven, Ducks in five and LA in seven.
Awould knocked it out of the park to start with Boston in five, then took Tampa Bay in seven, Pittsburgh in five, Flyers in six, Anaheim in five, Sharks in seven, Colorado in four, and Chicago in six.
Bbmike5781 with Boston in six, Tampa Bay in seven, Pittsburgh in five, Philadelphia in seven, Minnesota in six, St. Louis in seven, Anaheim n six and the Sharks in five.
Jaromirblogger with Boston in seven, Tampa Bay in six, Columbus in seven, Rangers in five, Anaheim in six, San Jose in six, Colorado in five, Chicago in six.
Moose Moss took Boston in six, Montreal in six, Columbus in six, Rangers in five, Ducks in six, LA in six, Colorado in seven and Chicago in five.
Neffernin opted with the Bruins in six, Canadiens in five, Penguins in five, Rangers in six, Anaheim in six, Kings in seven, Colorado in five and Chicago in four.
Jdunc picked Detroit, Montreal, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Anaheim, San Jose, Colorado and Chicago
NHLJeff predicted Bruins in six, Habs in seven, Penguins in six, Rangers in six, Minnesota in six, Blackhawks in seven, Ducks in seven and the Kings in seven.
Kate from Pa – made in Detroit with Red Wings, Habs, Penguins, Flyers, Ducks, Sharks, Blackhawks, and the “dive” team.
Thag took Boston in five, Montreal in six, Columbus in seven, Flyers in six, Ducks in four, Kings in five, Colorado in Seven and St. Louis in seven.
Matt Fry opted for the Bruins in six, Montreal in seven, Pittsburgh in four, Rangers in six, Anaheim in five, San Jose in seven, Colorado in five, and the Blues in seven.
Guy picked Boston in five, Montreal in four, Columbus in seven, New York in seven, Colorado in five, Chicago in six, Anaheim in 4 and the Kings in seven.
Iggy_Rules went with Boston in five, Montreal in six, Pittsburgh in five, Rangers in seven, Anaheim in five, LA in seven, Colorado in six, and Chicago in six.
Jordan Mills picked Detroit in six, Montreal in seven, Pittsburgh in six, Philadelphia in six, Anaheim in five, San Jose in six, Minnesota in six and St. Louis is six.
Lastly, redxblack took Red Wings in five, Tampa in seven, Columbus in six, Rangers in six, Stars in six, LA in Five, Colorado in four and St. Louis with seven.

The ACTUAL results:
Canadiens in four
Bruins in five
Penguins in six
Rangers in seven
Wild in seven
Kings in seven
Duck in six
Blackhawks in six

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Iggy_Rules's avatar

Iggy_Rules went with Boston in five, Montreal in six, Pittsburgh in five, Rangers in seven, Anaheim in five, LA in seven, Colorado in six, and Chicago in six.

The ACTUAL results:
Canadiens in four - 1
Bruins in five - 2
Penguins in six -1
Rangers in seven - 1
Wild in seven - 0
Kings in seven - 2
Duck in six - 1
Blackhawks in six - 2

10 for 16 is not too bad. In fact, I am pretty satisfied with the picks I made for teams that would advance. Let’s hope I can improve on that in the second round!

Posted by Iggy_Rules from Calgary, Canada on 05/01/14 at 10:09 AM ET

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