April 12, 2017

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight: The NHL playoffs begin tonight at 7 p.m. Eastern. Pick the eight teams that will advance out of the first round and the number of games each series will require: Boston vs. Ottawa, Columbus vs. Pittsburgh, San Jose vs. Edmonton, New York Rangers vs. Montreal, St. Louis vs. Minnesota, Toronto vs. Washington, Calgary vs. Anaheim and Nashville vs. Chicago. One extra point on winning picks for getting the number of games right. Another extra point for picking one of the three top goal scorers in this playoff round. The winner receives a one-year subscription to Hockey News.

posted by rcade to hockey at 11:23 AM - 16 comments

Boston in 7
Pittsburgh in 4 +1
San Jose in 6
New York Rangers in 7 +1
St. Louis in 7 +1
Washington in 5 +1
Calgary in 6 (they have a center named Lazar!)
Chicago in 6

Top scorer: Ovechkin

posted by billsaysthis at 11:52 AM on April 12

Boston in 7

Pittsburgh in 6 +1

San Jose in 6

Montreal in 6

Minnesota in 6

Washington in 4 +1

Calgary in 6

Chicago in 7

Scorer: Kane

posted by cixelsyd at 11:56 AM on April 12

Ottawa in 6 +2

Pittsburgh in 7 +1

San Jose in 7

Montreal in 5

Minnesota in 6

Washington in 5 +1

Anaheim in 6 +1

Chicago in 5

Goal Scorer: Pacioretty

posted by tahoemoj at 12:40 PM on April 12

Ottawa in 6 +2

Pittsburgh in 6 +1

San Jose in 6

Montreal in 7

St. Louis in 7 +1

Washington in 5 +1

Anaheim in 6 +1

Chicago in 6

Ovechkin

posted by tommytrump at 01:03 PM on April 12

Ottawa in 5 +1
Pittsburgh in 6 +1
Edmonton in 7 +1
Montreal in 5
Minnesota in 5
Washington in 4 +1
Anaheim in 4 +2
Nashville in 7 +1
scorer: Panarin

posted by MrFrisby at 02:03 PM on April 12

Ottawa in 7 +1

Pittsburgh in 5 +2

Edmonton in 6 +2

Montreal in 5

St. Louis in 7 +1

Toronto in 7

Calgary in 6

Chicago in 4

Points: Matthews +1

I BE-LEAF!

posted by grum@work at 02:21 PM on April 12

Boston in 6
Pittsburgh in 5 +1
Edmonton in 5 +1
New York Rangers in 4 +1
Minnesota in 7
Washington in 4 +1
Anaheim in 5 +1
Nashville in 6 +1
Ovechkin

posted by bender at 03:52 PM on April 12

Ottawa in 7 +1

Pittsburgh in 6 +1

Edmonton in 6 +2

Montreal in 6

St. Louis in 5 +2

Washington in 6 +2

Anaheim in 5 +1

Nashville in 7 +1

Scoring: Crosby

posted by rumple at 05:40 PM on April 12

Boston 6

Pittsburgh 7 +1

Edmonton 7 +1

New York Rangers 6 +2

Minnesota 7

Washington 5 +1

Calgary 7

Chicago 5


Scorer: Tarasenko

posted by prof at 05:45 PM on April 12

Ottawa in 6 +2

Pittsburgh in 6 +1

San Jose in 7

Montreal in 7

Minnesota in 6

Washington in 5 +1

Anaheim in 7 +1

Chicago in 5

Top Scorer: Crosby

posted by ic23b at 06:36 PM on April 12

Ottawa in 6 +2

Pittsburgh in 7 (and please let this epic matchup go 7) +1

Edmonton in 6 +2

Montreal in 7

Minnesota in 5

Washington in 5 +1

Anaheim in 4 +2

Chicago in 5

Top scorer: Connor McDavid

posted by rcade at 06:53 PM on April 12

By the way, what was the final standings of the NFL pick-um, I've never been able to find it.

posted by ic23b at 02:44 AM on April 14

How the eff did I keep forgetting about this? /sigh

posted by NoMich at 09:08 AM on April 15

NoMich -- jump in, just pick against the leaders maybe?

posted by rumple at 02:35 PM on April 15

Well, truth be told, the Hurricanes have kinda sucked the joy out of the game for me lately*. I have no idea who is in the playoffs and who is good right now. So, looking at the brackets for the first round, I'll just throw some darts and see what team gets picked:

Chicago in 6
Minnesota in 7
Anaheim in 7 +1
San Jose in 7

New York in 6 +2
Ottawa in 6 +2
Washington in 7 +1
Pittsburgh in 6 +1

Ovechkin is one of the top scorers in the first round.


* - I do have to admit that it was fun again when the boys were kicking ass in March, but the air got let out of the room when they lost all those games in a row at the end.

posted by NoMich at 02:43 PM on April 15

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