Lightning Close Out Stars, Win First Stanley Cup Since 2004

September 28, 2020
Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos skates with the Stanley Cup following the series-winning 2-0 victory over the Dallas Stars on Monday.Β (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Our Game

Congratulations to Bob, who won his first Prediction Challenge game! Mel finished a strong second, while Guy earned a third place prize in his first Prediction Challenge! game. Michael earned the final cash prize in fourth place.

I hope all players enjoyed this Stanley Cup Prediction Challenge! and the chance to match wits with other hockey fans! Thank you for playing! ~ Michael


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Standings

Overall
 
πŸ₯‡Bob Routhier280
πŸ₯ˆMel Tacoma268
πŸ₯‰Guy Hatchard243
🍍Michael Poplawski238
5Pete McCarthy208
6John Eastaugh204
Doug Wansbrough204
8Adam Pilotte185
9Logan Zetaruk182
10Amy Roach156
11Joel Palmer149
12John Woycheshin147
13Chris Lewtas146
14John Lo133
15Wes Zetaruk112
 
Final
TBL 4-2 DAL
 
1John Eastaugh100
2Michael Poplawski90
Bob Routhier90
Mel Tacoma90
Guy Hatchard90
Pete McCarthy90
Amy Roach90
8Adam Pilotte20
John Lo20
10Doug Wansbrough10
Logan Zetaruk10
John Woycheshin10
Chris Lewtas10
14Joel Palmer0
Wes Zetaruk0
 
Conference Finals
EasternWestern
TBL 4-2 NYIVEG 1-4 DAL
1Doug Wansbrough96
2Bob Routhier92
3Mel Tacoma50
Logan Zetaruk50
John Woycheshin50
John Lo50
Michael Poplawski50
8Wes Zetaruk40
Adam Pilotte40
Guy Hatchard40
Joel Palmer40
Chris Lewtas40
13John Eastaugh12
14Pete McCarthy4
Amy Roach4
 
Second Round
    
1Mel Tacoma80
2Doug Wansbrough76
3Joel Palmer68
4Logan Zetaruk66
5Michael Poplawski58
Adam Pilotte58
Guy Hatchard58
Bob Routhier58
9John Woycheshin44
10Chris Lewtas40
John Eastaugh40
12Pete McCarthy38
13John Lo28
14Wes Zetaruk24
Amy Roach24
 
First Round
  
1Pete McCarthy76
2Adam Pilotte67
3Logan Zetaruk56
Chris Lewtas56
5Guy Hatchard55
6John Eastaugh52
7Wes Zetaruk48
Mel Tacoma48
9John Woycheshin43
10Joel Palmer41
11Michael Poplawski40
Bob Routhier40
13Amy Roach38
14John Lo35
15Doug Wansbrough22

Prizes
πŸ₯‡ $75.00 πŸ₯ˆ $37.50 πŸ₯‰ $22.50 🍍 $15.00

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Stars Come Back to Win in Double Overtime, Force Game 6

September 26, 2020
Corey Perry celebrates his game-winning goal in double OT to help the Dallas Stars defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Saturday. With the win, Dallas now trails 3-2 in the best-of-seven-series.Β (Jason Franson/Canadian Press)

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Standings

Overall
 
1Bob Routhier270
2Mel Tacoma258
3Guy Hatchard233
4Michael Poplawski228
5Doug Wansbrough214
6Pete McCarthy198
7Adam Pilotte195
8John Eastaugh194
9Logan Zetaruk192
10Joel Palmer159
11John Woycheshin157
12Chris Lewtas156
13Amy Roach146
14John Lo143
15Wes Zetaruk122
 
Final
TBL 3-2 DAL
 
1John Eastaugh90TBL 4-2
2Michael Poplawski80TBL 4-1
Bob Routhier80TBL 4-3
Mel Tacoma80TBL 4-3
Guy Hatchard80TBL 4-3
Pete McCarthy80TBL 4-3
Amy Roach80TBL 4-3
8Adam Pilotte30DAL 4-3
John Lo30DAL 4-3
10Doug Wansbrough20DAL 4-2
Logan Zetaruk20DAL 4-2
John Woycheshin20DAL 4-2
Chris Lewtas20DAL 4-2
14Joel Palmer10DAL 4-1
Wes Zetaruk10DAL 4-1

Prizes
πŸ₯‡ $75.00 πŸ₯ˆ $37.50 πŸ₯‰ $22.50 🍍 $15.00

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Lightning Win Game 4 Thriller, Lead 3-1

September 26, 2020
Tampa Bay Lightning players celebrate Kevin Shattenkirk’s OT winner to seal its 5-4 OT victory against the Dallas Stars in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on Friday.Β (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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Standings

Overall
 
1Bob Routhier260
2Mel Tacoma248
3Michael Poplawski238
4Guy Hatchard223
5Doug Wansbrough204
6Pete McCarthy188
7Adam Pilotte185
8John Eastaugh184
9Logan Zetaruk182
10Joel Palmer149
11John Woycheshin147
12Chris Lewtas146
13Amy Roach136
14John Lo133
15Wes Zetaruk112
 
Final
TBL 3-1 DAL
 
1Michael Poplawski90TBL 4-1
2John Eastaugh80TBL 4-2
3Bob Routhier70TBL 4-3
Mel Tacoma70TBL 4-3
Guy Hatchard70TBL 4-3
Pete McCarthy70TBL 4-3
Amy Roach70TBL 4-3
8Adam Pilotte20DAL 4-3
John Lo20DAL 4-3
10Doug Wansbrough10DAL 4-2
Logan Zetaruk10DAL 4-2
John Woycheshin10DAL 4-2
Chris Lewtas10DAL 4-2
14Joel Palmer0DAL 4-1
Wes Zetaruk0DAL 4-1

Prizes
πŸ₯‡ $75.00 πŸ₯ˆ $37.50 πŸ₯‰ $22.50 🍍 $15.00

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Captain Stamkos Sparks Lightning to 2-1 Series Lead

September 23, 2020
Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos celebrates his first-period goal with teammate Patrick Maroon during the Lightning’s 5-2 win over the Dallas Stars in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final on Wednesday.Β (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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Standings

Overall
 
1Bob Routhier250
2Mel Tacoma238
3Michael Poplawski228
4Doug Wansbrough214
5Guy Hatchard213
6Logan Zetaruk192
7Pete McCarthy178
8Adam Pilotte175
9John Eastaugh174
10Joel Palmer159
11John Woycheshin157
12Chris Lewtas156
13Amy Roach126
14John Lo123
15Wes Zetaruk122
 
Final
TBL 2-1 DAL
 
1Michael Poplawski80TBL 4-1
2John Eastaugh70TBL 4-2
3Bob Routhier60TBL 4-3
Mel Tacoma60TBL 4-3
Guy Hatchard60TBL 4-3
Pete McCarthy60TBL 4-3
Amy Roach60TBL 4-3
8Doug Wansbrough20DAL 4-2
Logan Zetaruk20DAL 4-2
John Woycheshin20DAL 4-2
Chris Lewtas20DAL 4-2
12Joel Palmer10DAL 4-1
Wes Zetaruk10DAL 4-1
Adam Pilotte10DAL 4-3
John Lo10DAL 4-3

Prizes
πŸ₯‡ $75.00 πŸ₯ˆ $37.50 πŸ₯‰ $22.50 🍍 $15.00

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Lightning Strike Early, Often, Level Series at One Apiece

September 22, 2020
Tampa Bay defenceman Kevin Shattenkirk (22) celebrates a goal with teammates as the Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Monday.Β (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press)

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Standings

Overall
 
1Doug Wansbrough204
2Bob Routhier190
3Logan Zetaruk182
4Mel Tacoma178
5Joel Palmer169
6Michael Poplawski168
7Adam Pilotte165
8Guy Hatchard153
9John Woycheshin147
10Chris Lewtas146
11Wes Zetaruk132
12Pete McCarthy118
13John Eastaugh114
14John Lo113
15Amy Roach66
 
Final
TBL 1-1 DAL
 
1Joel Palmer20DAL 4-1
Wes Zetaruk20DAL 4-1
Michael Poplawski20TBL 4-1
4Doug Wansbrough10DAL 4-2
Logan Zetaruk10DAL 4-2
John Woycheshin10DAL 4-2
Chris Lewtas10DAL 4-2
John Eastaugh10TBL 4-2
9Adam Pilotte0DAL 4-3
John Lo0DAL 4-3
Bob Routhier0TBL 4-3
Mel Tacoma0TBL 4-3
Guy Hatchard0TBL 4-3
Pete McCarthy0TBL 4-3
Amy Roach0TBL 4-3

Prizes
πŸ₯‡ $75.00 πŸ₯ˆ $37.50 πŸ₯‰ $22.50 🍍 $15.00

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Stars Keep Rolling, Win Game 1

September 20, 2020
Anton Khudobin of the Dallas Stars covers up the puck against the Tampa Bay Lightning during Dallas’s 4-1 win in Game One of the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Final on Saturday.Β (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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Standings

Overall
 
1Doug Wansbrough244
2Logan Zetaruk222
3Adam Pilotte215
4Joel Palmer209
5Bob Routhier190
6John Woycheshin187
7Chris Lewtas186
8Mel Tacoma178
9Wes Zetaruk172
10John Lo163
11Michael Poplawski158
12Guy Hatchard153
13Pete McCarthy118
14John Eastaugh104
15Amy Roach66
 
Final
TBL 0-1 DAL
 
1Joel Palmer60
Wes Zetaruk60
3Doug Wansbrough50
Logan Zetaruk50
Adam Pilotte50
John Woycheshin50
Chris Lewtas50
John Lo50
9Michael Poplawski10
10Bob Routhier0
Mel Tacoma0
Guy Hatchard0
Pete McCarthy0
John Eastaugh0
Amy Roach0

Prizes
πŸ₯‡ $75.00 πŸ₯ˆ $37.50 πŸ₯‰ $22.50 🍍 $15.00

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Final Series Predictions

September 19, 2020

We’re essentially split on this year’s final series, including amongst the four players currently at the top of our standings.

Series Picks

Average # of Games

TBL 7

DAL 8

6.27

Enjoy the series!

For download (PDF): Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge! 2020 Final Predictions


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Lightning Clinch Third Straight Series in Overtime, Face Stars in Final Starting Saturday

September 17, 2020
Tampa Bay’s Anthony Cirelli #71 is mobbed by teammates after scoring the game-winning goal in OT of the Lightning’s 2-1 Game 6 win over the New York Islanders to seal the East final on Thursday.Β (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Series completed Thursday

TBL 4 NYI 2
11 players had series winner correct
7 players had series score correct


Our Game

Doug and Bob were the only players to predict the winners of both series and find themselves at the top of our standings after the third round of four in our game. Logan and Mel were two of the five players with at least one series score correct and find themselves occupying the third and fourth prize spots.

The Stanley Cup Final begins with a 4:30 start time on Saturday; predictions are due by 4 PM PDT.


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Standings

Overall
 
1Doug Wansbrough194
2Bob Routhier190
3Mel Tacoma178
4Logan Zetaruk172
5Adam Pilotte165
6Guy Hatchard153
7Joel Palmer149
8Michael Poplawski148
9John Woycheshin137
10Chris Lewtas136
11Pete McCarthy118
12John Lo113
13Wes Zetaruk112
14John Eastaugh104
15Amy Roach66
Conference Finals
EasternWestern
TBL 4-2 NYIVEG 1-4 DAL
1Doug Wansbrough96
2Bob Routhier92
3Mel Tacoma50
Logan Zetaruk50
John Woycheshin50
John Lo50
Michael Poplawski50
8Wes Zetaruk40
Adam Pilotte40
Guy Hatchard40
Joel Palmer40
Chris Lewtas40
13John Eastaugh12
14Pete McCarthy4
Amy Roach4
 
Second Round
    
1Mel Tacoma80
2Doug Wansbrough76
3Joel Palmer68
4Logan Zetaruk66
5Michael Poplawski58
Adam Pilotte58
Guy Hatchard58
Bob Routhier58
9John Woycheshin44
10Chris Lewtas40
John Eastaugh40
12Pete McCarthy38
13John Lo28
14Wes Zetaruk24
Amy Roach24
 
First Round
  
1Pete McCarthy76
2Adam Pilotte67
3Logan Zetaruk56
Chris Lewtas56
5Guy Hatchard55
6John Eastaugh52
7Wes Zetaruk48
Mel Tacoma48
9John Woycheshin43
10Joel Palmer41
11Michael Poplawski40
Bob Routhier40
13Amy Roach38
14John Lo35
15Doug Wansbrough22

Prizes
πŸ₯‡ $75.00 πŸ₯ˆ $37.50 πŸ₯‰ $22.50 🍍 $15.00

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Islanders Stay Alive With Double Overtime Goal

September 15, 2020
New York goalie Semyon Varlamov, left, slides across the ice to join his teammates after Jordan Eberle’s double-OT goal secured the Islanders’ 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 of their second-round playoff series.Β (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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Standings

Overall
 
1Doug Wansbrough190
2Bob Routhier186
3Mel Tacoma174
4Adam Pilotte171
5Logan Zetaruk168
6Guy Hatchard159
7Joel Palmer155
8Michael Poplawski144
9Chris Lewtas142
10John Woycheshin133
11Pete McCarthy132
12Wes Zetaruk126
13John Eastaugh118
14John Lo109
15Amy Roach80
Conference Finals
EasternWestern
TBL 3-2 NYIVEG 1-4 DAL
1Doug Wansbrough92
2Bob Routhier88
3Wes Zetaruk54
4Mel Tacoma46
Logan Zetaruk46
John Woycheshin46
John Lo46
Adam Pilotte46
Guy Hatchard46
Joel Palmer46
Chris Lewtas46
Michael Poplawski46
13John Eastaugh26
14Pete McCarthy18
Amy Roach18

Prizes
πŸ₯‡ $75.00 πŸ₯ˆ $37.50 πŸ₯‰ $22.50 🍍 $15.00

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Stanley Cup Final Prediction Form Available

September 14, 2020

Stanley Cup Final LogoThe Stanley Cup Final Prediction Form is now available. Submission is due by Game 1 puck drop; the Form will indicate more details as they become known.

Prizes are awarded to the top four players in our Game.

Good luck!