stanley-cup-2022It’s here! Welcome to the Stanley Cup Playoffs!

How to follow the Prediction Challenge!

Please look for (near-)daily updates on our game throughout the playoffs at the Prediction Challenges Web site under the Stanley Cup Playoffs menu. Forms for each round and Rules information can also be found under the menu.

After six great years, MailChimp is, unfortunately, no longer an option for me for sending automated email messages to players and I have not found a replacement.

I will continue to send emails to all players at the beginning and end of each round and when the forms are published as a courtesy; please remember that everything you need to play and follow your progress can be found at the web site.

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Our Game

With 21 players, we’re playing for a top prize of $94.50 and subsidiary prizes down to fifty place.

We have unanimous pick, and one nearly so, in the West, in the Calgary Flames and Colorado Avalanche, respectively. The series to watch is the seeming toss-up between the Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues, with the Carolina Hurricanes-Boston Bruins series looking to be the closest matchup in the East.

Our predictions are summarized below.

Series Picks Average # of Games
FLA 18 WSH 3 5.76
TOR 5 TBL 16 6.43
CAR 13 BOS 8 6.19
NYR 14 PIT 7 6.19
COL 20 NSH 1 5.24
MIN 10 STL 11 6.57
CGY 21 DAL 0 5.52
EDM 19 LAK 2 5.81

Please ensure that I have transcribed your predictions correctly, and enjoy the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs!

Game on!

For download (PDF)

Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge! 2022 Conference Quarterfinals Predictions