The first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs were a bit of a surprise as several big name NHL teams have taken an early exit, including the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks. There’s some great matchups in the second round, one that especially stands out is the Capitals-Penguins matchup which is sure to be a great one between two of the top teams in the East. As for the West, who would have predicted a few years ago that we’d see these four teams as the teams remaining: Blues, Predators, Sharks and Stars.
I’ve modeled the pick structure for The Kitchen after ESPN’s recent article by their NHL experts. We’ll meet up each round to provide our predictions for the next round of games. Here’s a link to First Round Predictions from The Kitchen.
Below is an update of the current standings for The Kitchen. Paul is off to a hot start going 6-for-8 with a two point bonus for selecting the correct amount of games winner that it would take the winner to take the series. We all ended up being incorrect with the Blackhawks and Ducks taking an early exit.