Avalanche Complete Sweep β€’ Penguins Nearly There β€’ Panthers & Flames Draw Even

May 9, 2022
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Avalanche centre Nathan MacKinnon, left, celebrates with Mikko Rantanen after scoring an empty-net goal during Colorado’s 5-3 win over the Predators in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series on Monday night in Nashville. (Mark Humphrey/The Associated Press)

Our game

Series completed Monday:

COL 4 NSH 0
20 players had series winner correct
4 players (Ed, Joel, John Lo, Terry Smoker) had series score correct

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Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge! 2022 First Round 05-08

Standings

First Round

Eastern Western
FLA 2-2 WSH COL 4-0 NSH
TOR 2-2 TBL MIN 2-2 STL
CAR 2-2 BOS CGY 2-2 DAL
NYR 1-3 PIT EDM 2-2 LAK
1 Ed Mick 51
2 Terry Smoker 50
3 Tyler Owens 44
4 Chris Lewtas 42
5 Kyle Armour 41
Bob Routhier 41
7 Amy Roach 40
8 John Lo 35
9 Joel Palmer 33
10 Pete McCarthy 27
Richard Owens 27
12 Wes Zetaruk 26
Terry Appleby 26
14 Mel Tacoma 25
Doug Wansbrough 25
16 John Woycheshin 24
Kelly Chaplin 24
18 Karen McKinley 23
Michael Poplawski 23
20 Glen Seredynski 22
21 Petr Havlik 16

Prizes
πŸ₯‡ $94.50 πŸ₯ˆ $52.50 πŸ₯‰ $31.50 🍍 21.00 🍍 10.50

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Bruins, Lightning, Blues and Kings Each Draw Level

May 8, 2022
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Lightning forward Corey Perry (10) is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the second period of Tampa Bay’s dominant 7-3 win over Toronto on Sunday night in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters)

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Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge! 2022 First Round 05-07

Standings

First Round

Eastern Western
FLA 1-2 WSH COL 3-0 NSH
TOR 2-2 TBL MIN 2-2 STL
CAR 2-2 BOS CGY 1-2 DAL
NYR 1-2 PIT EDM 2-2 LAK
1 Amy Roach 51
2 Tyler Owens 40
3 Chris Lewtas 38
4 Ed Mick 37
Kyle Armour 37
Bob Routhier 37
7 Terry Smoker 36
Karen McKinley 36
9 Glen Seredynski 35
10 Wes Zetaruk 34
Terry Appleby 34
12 John Lo 33
Pete McCarthy 33
Richard Owens 33
15 John Woycheshin 32
Kelly Chaplin 32
17 Michael Poplawski 31
Mel Tacoma 31
Joel Palmer 31
Doug Wansbrough 31
21 Petr Havlik 25

Prizes
πŸ₯‡ $94.50 πŸ₯ˆ $52.50 πŸ₯‰ $31.50 🍍 21.00 🍍 10.50

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Avalanche One Win Away β€’ Capitals, Penguins, Stars With Home Ice Advantages

May 8, 2022
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Stars centre Joe Pavelski (16) is congratulated after scoring his first of two goals in a 4-2 game three win over the Flames in their Stanley Cup first-round playoff series on Saturday in Dallas. (Tony Gutierrez/The Associated Press)

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Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge! 2022 First Round 05-06

Standings

First Round

Eastern Western
FLA 1-2 WSH COL 3-0 NSH
TOR 2-1 TBL MIN 2-1 STL
CAR 2-1 BOS CGY 1-2 DAL
NYR 1-2 PIT EDM 2-1 LAK
1 Amy Roach 64
2 Ed Mick 50
Kyle Armour 50
4 Terry Smoker 49
Chris Lewtas 49
6 Tyler Owens 46
7 Wes Zetaruk 45
Terry Appleby 45
9 John Lo 44
10 Glen Seredynski 43
11 Michael Poplawski 42
12 John Woycheshin 40
Kelly Chaplin 40
14 Pete McCarthy 39
Mel Tacoma 39
Richard Owens 39
17 Joel Palmer 37
Doug Wansbrough 37
Karen McKinley 37
20 Bob Routhier 33
21 Petr Havlik 26

Prizes
πŸ₯‡ $94.50 πŸ₯ˆ $52.50 πŸ₯‰ $31.50 🍍 21.00 🍍 10.50

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Top Seeds Own 2-1 Series Leads as Leafs, Bruins, Wild and Oilers Win Friday

May 6, 2022
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Toronto Maple Leafs players celebrate a goal during a 5-2 road win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday in Game 3 of their opening-round playoff series. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge! 2022 Conference Quarterfinals 05-06

Standings

First Round

Eastern Western
FLA 1-1 WSH COL 2-0 NSH
TOR 2-1 TBL MIN 2-1 STL
CAR 2-1 BOS CGY 1-1 DAL
NYR 1-1 PIT EDM 2-1 LAK
1 Ed Mick 55
Wes Zetaruk 55
3 Terry Smoker 54
Chris Lewtas 54
John Lo 54
6 Kyle Armour 53
7 Michael Poplawski 52
8 Terry Appleby 51
9 Amy Roach 50
10 Joel Palmer 39
11 John Woycheshin 38
Kelly Chaplin 38
13 Tyler Owens 37
Pete McCarthy 37
15 Glen Seredynski 36
16 Mel Tacoma 35
Richard Owens 35
Doug Wansbrough 35
19 Karen McKinley 28
20 Bob Routhier 26
21 Petr Havlik 23

Prizes
πŸ₯‡ $94.50 πŸ₯ˆ $52.50 πŸ₯‰ $31.50 🍍 21.00 🍍 10.50

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Avalanche Win Again β€’ Rangers, Panthers and Stars Strike Back

May 6, 2022
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Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar is swarmed by teammates after scoring against the Nashville Predators during overtime in Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series on Thursday. (Jack Dempsey/The Associated Press)

Kirill Kaprizov scored three goals to lift the Wild to a 6-2 win over the visiting Blues on Wednesday and even their first-round NHL playoff series at 1-1. (David Berding/Getty Images)

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Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge! 2022 Conference Quarterfinals 05-05

Standings

First Round

1 Ed Mick 41
Wes Zetaruk 41
3 Terry Smoker 40
Chris Lewtas 40
John Lo 40
6 Kyle Armour 39
John Woycheshin 39
8 Tyler Owens 38
Michael Poplawski 38
10 Terry Appleby 37
11 Amy Roach 36
Mel Tacoma 36
Richard Owens 36
14 Joel Palmer 25
15 Kelly Chaplin 24
16 Pete McCarthy 23
17 Glen Seredynski 22
Bob Routhier 22
19 Doug Wansbrough 21
20 Karen McKinley 19
21 Petr Havlik 14

Prizes
πŸ₯‡ $94.50 πŸ₯ˆ $52.50 πŸ₯‰ $31.50 🍍 21.00 🍍 10.50

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Hurricanes Take 2-0 Lead β€’ Wild, Lightning and Oilers Answer Back

May 4, 2022

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Kirill Kaprizov scored three goals to lift the Wild to a 6-2 win over the visiting Blues on Wednesday and even their first-round NHL playoff series at 1-1. (David Berding/Getty Images)

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Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge! 2022 Conference Quarterfinals 05-04

Standings

First Round

1 Amy Roach 49
2 Ed Mick 38
3 Terry Smoker 37
4 Kyle Armour 36
Chris Lewtas 36
6 Tyler Owens 34
7 Wes Zetaruk 32
8 John Lo 31
9 John Woycheshin 30
Michael Poplawski 30
11 Glen Seredynski 29
12 Bob Routhier 28
Mel Tacoma 28
Richard Owens 28
Terry Appleby 28
16 Karen McKinley 26
Joel Palmer 26
18 Pete McCarthy 25
Kelly Chaplin 25
20 Doug Wansbrough 23
21 Petr Havlik 18

Prizes
πŸ₯‡ $94.50 πŸ₯ˆ $52.50 πŸ₯‰ $31.50 🍍 21.00 🍍 10.50

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Penguins, Capitals Take Road Wins, Flames and Avalanche Win

May 3, 2022
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Penguins centre Evgeni Malkin (71) scored on a deflection 5:58 into the third overtime of Pittsburgh’s 4-3 game one win over the Rangers in first round Stanley Cup playoff action on Tuesday in New York. (Adam Hunger/The Associated Press)


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Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge! 2022 Conference Quarterfinals 05-03

Standings

First Round

1 Amy Roach 56
2 Kyle Armour 43
3 Chris Lewtas 42
4 John Lo 39
5 Glen Seredynski 37
Bob Routhier 37
7 Tyler Owens 36
8 Ed Mick 35
Terry Smoker 35
10 John Woycheshin 33
11 Mel Tacoma 31
Karen McKinley 31
13 Richard Owens 30
14 Wes Zetaruk 28
15 Michael Poplawski 27
16 Terry Appleby 25
17 Joel Palmer 24
18 Pete McCarthy 23
Kelly Chaplin 23
20 Petr Havlik 22
21 Doug Wansbrough 21

Prizes
πŸ₯‡ $94.50 πŸ₯ˆ $52.50 πŸ₯‰ $31.50 🍍 21.00 🍍 10.50

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Leafs, Canes Take Home Openers, Blues and Kings Play Spoiler

May 2, 2022
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Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews carries the puck during a 5-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series on Monday. (Claus Andersen/Getty Images)


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Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge! 2022 Conference Quarterfinals 05-02

Standings

First Round
1 Kyle Armour 36
Amy Roach 36
3 Chris Lewtas 35
John Lo 35
5 Glen Seredynski 21
John Woycheshin 21
Mel Tacoma 21
8 Richard Owens 20
Tyler Owens 20
Bob Routhier 20
11 Petr Havlik 16
Ed Mick 16
Terry Smoker 16
14 Michael Poplawski 15
Terry Appleby 15
Wes Zetaruk 15
Karen McKinley 15
18 Pete McCarthy 11
Kelly Chaplin 11
20 Doug Wansbrough 10
Joel Palmer 10

Prizes
πŸ₯‡ $94.50 πŸ₯ˆ $52.50 πŸ₯‰ $31.50 🍍 21.00 🍍 10.50

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Conference Quarterfinals Predictions

May 2, 2022

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.

If you still wish to have game updates delivered to you, I’m pleased that you have the following options:

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!

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Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge! 2022 Conference Quarterfinals Predictions


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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