NHL Playoffs – Second Round

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Canes v. Islanders (2-0 Canes)

Blue Jackets v. Bruins (Tied 1-1)

Avalanche v. Sharks (Tied 1-1)

Stars v. Blues (Tied 1-1)

As the second round of the playoffs starts to heat up, I am going to give my predictions for each series.

Canes v Islanders
My pick: Canes in 6
Reason: The Canes took out the defending Stanley Cup champs in the first round and battled back to win that series after trailing 3-2. The Canes are starting to look hot and are hoping to take down the Isles.

Blue Jackets v Bruins
My pick: BJs in 7
Reason: I hate Brad Marchand with a passion and will never root for him. Also, if Bob and Panerin keep up what they are doing, the Jackets will be hard to stop.

Avalanche v Sharks
My pick: Sharks in 6
Reason: Sharks have been heating up and defeated the defending western conference champs after scoring 4 goals on a 5-minute power play and winning in overtime after trailing 3-0 in game 7 (and 3-1 in the first 4 games of the series).

Stars v Blues
My pick: Blues in 7
Reason: This has the potential to be a great series and I would bet money that it goes 7 games. I think the Blues will pull it out due to a little more talent on the 3rd and 4th lines.

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