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Note: original post time was 1:20pm on 4/10/12.  I am going to keep this on the front page until the games begin tomorrow so everyone who visits has a chance to participate.

Eastern Conference

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI

Western Conference

1) VAN vs. 8) LA

2) STL vs. 7) SJ

3) PHX vs. 6) CHI

4) NSH vs. 5) DET

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Matt Fry's avatar

Eastern Conference

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT - New York - 5 games

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH - Washington - 7 games

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ - Florida - 6 games

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI - Pittsburgh - 5 games

Western Conference

1) VAN vs. 8) LA - Vancouver - 6 games

2) STL vs. 7) SJ - San Jose - 7 games

3) PHX vs. 6) CHI - Chicago - 6 games

4) NSH vs. 5) DET - Nashville - 7 games

Posted by Matt Fry from Winnipeg on 04/10/12 at 02:30 PM ET

NHLJeff's avatar

Eastern Conference

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT - NYR in 5

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH - BOS in 6

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ - NJ in 5

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI - PIT in 6

Western Conference

1) VAN vs. 8) LA - VAN in 7

2) STL vs. 7) SJ - SJ in 6

3) PHX vs. 6) CHI - PHX in 7

4) NSH vs. 5) DET - NSH in 6

Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Chicago, IL on 04/10/12 at 02:33 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Eastern Conference

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT - NYR 4 games

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH - BOS 5 games

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ - NJ 6 games

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI - PIT 7 games

Western Conference

1) VAN vs. 8) LA - VAN 5 games

2) STL vs. 7) SJ - SJS 6 games

3) PHX vs. 6) CHI - CHI 6 games

4) NSH vs. 5) DET - NAS 7 games

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 04/10/12 at 02:43 PM ET

jimathor's avatar

Eastern Conference

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT - Rangers in 5.

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH - Boston in 6

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ - NJ in 7

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI - Philly in 6

Western Conference

1) VAN vs. 8) LA - Van in 5

2) STL vs. 7) SJ - SJ in 6

3) PHX vs. 6) CHI - Chi in 4

4) NSH vs. 5) DET - NSH in 7

Posted by jimathor from The land of Sir Humblepatch of Bumblehound on 04/10/12 at 02:48 PM ET

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Eastern Conference

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT - NYR - 6 games

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH - BOS -5 games

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ - NJ - 6 games

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI - PIT - 6 games

Western Conference

1) VAN vs. 8) LA - VAN - 5 games

2) STL vs. 7) SJ - STL - 6 games

3) PHX vs. 6) CHI - PHX - 6 games

4) NSH vs. 5) DET - NSH - 7 games

Posted by AJ from Waco, Texsa on 04/10/12 at 03:08 PM ET

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Eastern Conference

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT—NY in 5

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH—BOS in 5

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ—NJ in 4

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI—PIT in 6

Western Conference

1) VAN vs. 8) LA—LA in 7

2) STL vs. 7) SJ—STL in 5

3) PHX vs. 6) CHI—CHI in 7

4) NSH vs. 5) DET—DET in 5

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 04/10/12 at 03:50 PM ET

Alzy's avatar

Eastern Conference

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT—NYR in 5

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH—BOS in 4

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ—NJ in 6

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI—PHI in 7

Western Conference

1) VAN vs. 8) LA—VAN in 6

2) STL vs. 7) SJ—STL in 5

3) PHX vs. 6) CHI—CHI in 6

4) NSH vs. 5) DET—DET in 6

Posted by Alzy from Cambridge, Ontario, Canada on 04/10/12 at 03:56 PM ET

phillyd's avatar

Eastern Conference
1) NYR vs. 8) OTT
NYR in 6
2) BOS vs. 7) WSH
BOS in 7
3) FLA vs. 6) NJ
NJ in 6
4) PIT vs. 5) PHI
PHI in 6

Western Conference
1) VAN vs. 8) LA
VAN in 6
2) STL vs. 7) SJ
STL in 6
3) PHX vs. 6) CHI
PHX in 6
4) NSH vs. 5) DET
NSH in 7

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 04/10/12 at 04:03 PM ET

Thag's avatar

Eastern Conference

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT - OTT in 7

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH - WSH in 5

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ - NJ in 4

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI - PHI in 7

Western Conference

1) VAN vs. 8) LA - LA in 7

2) STL vs. 7) SJ - STL in 5

3) PHX vs. 6) CHI PHX in 6

4) NSH vs. 5) DET - NSH in 6

Posted by Thag from DC on 04/10/12 at 04:12 PM ET

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Eastern Conference

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT- NYR in 5

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH- BOS in 6

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ - NJ in 4

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI- PIT in 7

Western Conference

1) VAN vs. 8) LA- VAN in 6

2) STL vs. 7) SJ- STL in 7

3) PHX vs. 6) CHI- CHI in 7

4) NSH vs. 5) DET- DET in 7

Posted by aboerman on 04/10/12 at 04:23 PM ET

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Eastern Conference

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT—-Rangers in 6 (Ottawa might surprise the Rangers early, but ultimately the Rangers will notice that chasm of a 5 hole on bishop)

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH——Boston in 7 (strong series from OV and Backstrom, Green will crap the bed in game 7 leading to a loss)

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ——Jersey in 4 (What’s funny is that Fla will try to trap Jersey’s skill forwards. It’s not going to work at all)

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI——Pitt in 5 (because I’m a homer)

Western Conference

1) VAN vs. 8) LA——LA in 7 (least sure about this one)

2) STL vs. 7) SJ——STL in 6 (Couture and Pavelski look tired, Marleau looks like he retired 3 years ago and forgot to file his papers)

3) PHX vs. 6) CHI——Chicago in 7 (tough call, but I just don’t think Phoenix has the horses to knock off that team)

4) NSH vs. 5) DET——Nashville in 5 (not because Nashville is as good as analysts say; because it’s a bad matchup)

Posted by larry from pitt on 04/10/12 at 04:33 PM ET

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Eastern Conference

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT, NY in 7

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH, Bos in 5

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ, NJ in 6

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI, Pit in 7

Western Conference

1) VAN vs. 8) LA, LA in 7

2) STL vs. 7) SJ, StL in 7

3) PHX vs. 6) CHI, Chi in 6

4) NSH vs. 5) DET, Det in 7

Posted by Them Bones on 04/10/12 at 05:28 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT 6

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH 7

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ  6

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI 7

Western Conference

1) VAN vs. 8) LA 6

2) STL vs. 7) SJ 5

3) PHX vs. 6) CHI  7

4) NSH vs. 5) DET 5

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 04/10/12 at 05:28 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Paul, can this thread be stickied to the top of KK?

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 04/10/12 at 05:36 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Paul, can this thread be stickied to the top of KK?

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from Warm and sunny SoCal on 04/10/12 at 04:36 PM ET

Not a sticky, but will make sure it stays on the front page until the games begin tomorrow.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/10/12 at 05:41 PM ET

edillac's avatar

Eastern Conference

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT : Rags in 6

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH : Craps in 7

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ : Trappers in 5

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI : Philthy in 6

Western Conference

1) VAN vs. 8) LA : Vang in 6

2) STL vs. 7) SJ : The Loose in 6

3) PHX vs. 6) CHI : Quebec in 7

4) NSH vs. 5) DET : Wings in 6

Posted by edillac from isolation on 04/10/12 at 05:56 PM ET

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Eastern Conference

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT   Rangers in 7

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH   Bruins in 6

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ   NJ in 5

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI   Pens in 6

Western Conference

1) VAN vs. 8) LA Nucks in 6

2) STL vs. 7) SJ   Blues in 6

3) PHX vs. 6) CHI   Dogs in 6

4) NSH vs. 5) DET Preds in 5

Posted by Moose Moss from Vancouver Island on 04/10/12 at 06:16 PM ET

Peter10's avatar

Eastern Conference

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT - NY in 6

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH - BOS in 6

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ - NJ in 5

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI - PHI in 7

Western Conference

1) VAN vs. 8) LA -  VAN in 6

2) STL vs. 7) SJ - STL in 7

3) PHX vs. 6) CHI - CHI in 5

4) NSH vs. 5) DET - DET in 6

Posted by Peter10 from Germany on 04/10/12 at 06:23 PM ET

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1) NYR vs. 8) OTT—-Rangers in 6 (Ottawa might surprise the Rangers early, but ultimately the Rangers will notice that chasm of a 5 hole on bishop)

Ben Bishop isn’t the starting goalie.

Posted by Chris from Ottawa on 04/10/12 at 06:23 PM ET

Rdwings28's avatar

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT Rangers 5 games

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH Boston 6 games

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ Fla 7 games

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI Pitt 6 games

Western Conference

1) VAN vs. 8) LA La 7 games

2) STL vs. 7) SJ Blosers 5 games

3) PHX vs. 6) CHI Dogs 6

4) NSH vs. 5) DET Good Guys 6

Posted by Rdwings28 on 04/10/12 at 06:24 PM ET

Rdwings28's avatar

I will do a double shock on St. Louis .  No waaaay is the chums taking this one

Posted by Rdwings28 on 04/10/12 at 06:27 PM ET

Flashtastick56's avatar

Eastern Conference

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT - 5 games

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH - 5 games

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ - 7 games

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI - 7 games

Western Conference

1) VAN vs. 8) LA - 7 games

2) STL vs. 7) SJ - 6 games

3) PHX vs. 6) CHI - 6 games

4) NSH vs. 5) DET - 7 games

The west is going to be craaaaaaaaazy this year.  Can’t wait ‘til tomorrow.

Posted by Flashtastick56 from Meriden, CT on 04/10/12 at 06:28 PM ET

Joe Z.'s avatar

Eastern Conference

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT  in 5

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH in 6

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ in 4

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI in 6

Western Conference

1) VAN vs. 8) LA in 7

2) STL vs. 7) SJ in 5

3) PHX vs. 6) CHI in 6

4) NSH vs. 5) DET  in 6

Posted by Joe Z. from Austria on 04/10/12 at 06:34 PM ET

HockeyFanOhio's avatar

Eastern Conference

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT - NYR in 5

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH - BOS in 5

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ - NJ in 6

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI - PITT in 7

Western Conference

1) VAN vs. 8) LA - VAN in 6

2) STL vs. 7) SJ - STL in 5

3) PHX vs. 6) CHI - CHI in 6

4) NSH vs. 5) DET - DET in 6

Posted by HockeyFanOhio from Central Ohio on 04/10/12 at 06:39 PM ET

Ben Mast's avatar

Eastern Conference

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT - NYR - 5

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH - BOS - 5

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ - NJ - 7

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI - PIT - 7

Western Conference

1) VAN vs. 8) LA - VAN - 6

2) STL vs. 7) SJ - SJ - 7

3) PHX vs. 6) CHI - CHI - 6

4) NSH vs. 5) DET - DET - 6

Posted by Ben Mast from Rainy River, ON on 04/10/12 at 07:01 PM ET

hockeychic's avatar

Eastern Conference

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT - Rangers in six

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH - Bruins in five

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ - Devils in five

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI - Flyers in 7

Western Conference

1) VAN vs. 8) LA - Canucks in five

2) STL vs. 7) SJ - Blues in six

3) PHX vs. 6) CHI - Coyotes in five

4) NSH vs. 5) DET - Wings in six

Posted by hockeychic from Denver, CO on 04/10/12 at 07:07 PM ET

Rdwings28's avatar

so matt and I are the only panthers vote.

Posted by Rdwings28 on 04/10/12 at 07:10 PM ET

awould's avatar

Eastern Conference

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT - Rangers in 5

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH - Boston in 4

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ - NJ in 6

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI - Pittsburgh in 6

Western Conference

1) VAN vs. 8) LA - LA in 7

2) STL vs. 7) SJ - STL in 6

3) PHX vs. 6) CHI - Phoenix in 6

4) NSH vs. 5) DET - Detroit in 7

Posted by awould on 04/10/12 at 07:27 PM ET

DocF's avatar

Eastern Conference

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT - Rangers in 6

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH - Boston in 5

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ - NJ in 7

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI - Flightless Birds in 5

Western Conference

1) VAN vs. 8) LA - Canucks in 5

2) STL vs. 7) SJ - Blues in 5

3) PHX vs. 6) CHI - Chicago in 5

4) NSH vs. 5) DET - Red Wings in 6

Posted by DocF from Now: Lynn Haven, FL; was Reidsville, NC on 04/10/12 at 07:29 PM ET

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Eastern Conference

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT NYR 5

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH BOS 6

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ NJ 6

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI PIT 7

Western Conference

1) VAN vs. 8) LA VAN 7

2) STL vs. 7) SJ STL 6

3) PHX vs. 6) CHI PHX 7

4) NSH vs. 5) DET DET 6

Posted by brandon from United States on 04/10/12 at 07:41 PM ET

John W.'s avatar

Eastern Conference

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT 6

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH 6

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ 5

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI 7

Western Conference

1) VAN vs. 8) LA 5

2) STL vs. 7) SJ 4

3) PHX vs. 6) CHI 6

4) NSH vs. 5) DET 5

Posted by John W. from a bubble wrap cocoon on 04/10/12 at 08:04 PM ET

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1) NYR vs. 8) OTT   NYR in 6

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH   WSH in 7

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ   NJ in 5

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI   PIT in 7

Western Conference

1) VAN vs. 8) LA   VAN in 5

2) STL vs. 7) SJ   STL in 6

3) PHX vs. 6) CHI   PHX in 7

4) NSH vs. 5) DET DET in 7

Posted by jayskate from Newfoundland, Canada on 04/10/12 at 10:38 PM ET

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Eastern Conference

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT- NYR in 5

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH= BOS in 6

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ-NJ in 5

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI- PIT in 6

Western Conference

1) VAN vs. 8) LA- VAN in 7

2) STL vs. 7) SJ- SJ in 7

3) PHX vs. 6) CHI-CHI in 5

4) NSH vs. 5) DET- NSH in 6

Posted by pelonshark on 04/10/12 at 11:03 PM ET

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Eastern Conference

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT: Rangers in 6

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH: Bruins in 5

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ: Devils in 6

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI: Penguins in 6

Western Conference

1) VAN vs. 8) LA: Canucks in 6

2) STL vs. 7) SJ: Blues in 6

3) PHX vs. 6) CHI: Blackhawks in 6

4) NSH vs. 5) DET: Predators in 7

Posted by ChiHawksFanInOK from Tulsa, OK on 04/10/12 at 11:26 PM ET

Matt Fry's avatar

Yeah, Wings28.  I think Florida is underrated and I don’t think Brodeur has it in him anymore.  Florida will surprise this year.

Posted by Matt Fry from Winnipeg on 04/10/12 at 11:43 PM ET

UMFan's avatar

Eastern Conference

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT: Rangers in 5

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH: Bruins in 7

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ: Florida in 6

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI: Flyers in 6

Western Conference

1) VAN vs. 8) LA: Kings in 6

2) STL vs. 7) SJ: Blues in 4

3) PHX vs. 6) CHI: Coyotes in 6

4) NSH vs. 5) DET: Wings in 7

Posted by UMFan from Denver, Colorado on 04/11/12 at 12:06 AM ET

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Eastern Conference

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT - Rangers win in 6, after losing game 1

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH - Boston sweep the Caps; changes coming in DC…

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ - New Jersey win a very entertaining seven game series

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI - Pittsburgh win in seven

Western Conference

1) VAN vs. 8) LA - Vancouver win in 5 or 7 (depends if they go with Luongo or Schneider for game 3…)

2) STL vs. 7) SJ - St Louis sweep the Sharks; changes coming in San Jose…

3) PHX vs. 6) CHI - Chicago scrape it out in seven

4) NSH vs. 5) DET - Red Wings win a tight seven game series

Posted by fcjbencard on 04/11/12 at 12:12 AM ET

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Eastern Conference

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT
NYR in 6

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH
BOS in 6

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ
NJ in 6

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI
PHI in 7

Western Conference

1) VAN vs. 8) LA
VAN in 6

2) STL vs. 7) SJ
STL in 7

3) PHX vs. 6) CHI
PHX in 7

4) NSH vs. 5) DET
DET in 6

Posted by BettmenSucks79 on 04/11/12 at 12:14 AM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Eastern Conference

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT - New York in 4

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH - Boston in 5

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ - Florida in 6

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI - Philly in 6

Western Conference

1) VAN vs. 8) LA - Vancouver in 5

2) STL vs. 7) SJ - St. Louis in 5

3) PHX vs. 6) CHI - Chicago in 6

4) NSH vs. 5) DET - This hurts my damned soul, but Nashville in 6

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 04/11/12 at 10:02 AM ET

Better_Than_Life's avatar

Eastern Conference

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT - New York in 6

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH - Boston in 4

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ - Florida in 7

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI - Philly in 7

Western Conference

1) VAN vs. 8) LA - LA in 6

2) STL vs. 7) SJ - SJ in 6

3) PHX vs. 6) CHI - Chicago in 5

4) NSH vs. 5) DET - Detroit in 6

Posted by Better_Than_Life from UK on 04/11/12 at 10:18 AM ET

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