Two Original Six teams square off in their respective matchups today while some great expansion teams show off their worth too!
Here's who I picked to win these games and why:
Maple Leafs over Capitals in 6 games: Leafs have a great goalie made for the playoffs and their youth can quickly figure out how to play with the intensity that comes with the playoffs. Also, I believe in some curses like the President's Trophy curse. Will it be broken? Do not for sure think so...
Blackhawks over Predators in 5 games: The Blackhawks looked great throughout the season, even when people counted them to take a backseat this year to Nashville. Did not happen at all. Nashville was good last year in the playoffs but they do not look like they could beat the Blackhawks this year like they could not beat the Sharks last year.
Ducks over Flames in 5 games: Again, curses. This one is not a curse but Calgary has a tough time winning in Anaheim, to say the least. Anaheim has a tough time with Game 7 but in order to force that, Calgary needs to win in Anaheim. Will we see one thing get broken? How about both? Or none?
One century of this game and League is a wonderful milestone to celebrate. Let's hope to do this in the next century!