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NHL, NHL Network Stanley Cup Playoff predictions

Tuesday, 04.30.2013 / 11:32 AM NHL.com

The puck drops on the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs Tuesday. NHL.com and NHL Network staff have determined how each first-round series will play out, predicted which teams will meet in the Stanley Cup Final, which franchise will be partying with the Cup this summer -- and of course, who will be named playoff MVP.

Brian Compton, NHL.com deputy managing editor

PIT vs. NYI -- Pittsburgh

MTL vs. OTT -- Ottawa

WSH vs. NYR -- Washington

BOS vs. TOR -- Toronto

CHI vs. MIN -- Chicago

ANA vs. DET -- Anaheim

VAN vs. SJS -- San Jose

STL vs. LAK -- Kings

Eastern Conference champion -- Pittsburgh

Western Conference champion -- Los Angeles

Stanley Cup champion -- Los Angeles

MVP -- Jonathan Quick

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Adam Kimelman, NHL.com deputy managing editor

PIT vs. NYI -- Pittsburgh

MTL vs. OTT -- Montreal

WSH vs. NYR -- New York Rangers

BOS vs. TOR -- Boston

CHI vs. MIN -- Chicago

ANA vs. DET -- Detroit

VAN vs. SJS -- Vancouver

STL vs. LAK -- Los Angeles

Eastern Conference champion -- Pittsburgh

Western Conference champion -- Chicago

Stanley Cup champion -- Pittsburgh

MVP -- Jarome Iginla

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John Kreiser, NHL.com columnist

PIT vs. NYI -- Pittsburgh

MTL vs. OTT -- Montreal

WSH vs. NYR -- New York Rangers

BOS vs. TOR -- Boston

CHI vs. MIN -- Chicago

ANA vs. DET -- Anaheim

VAN vs. SJS -- Vancouver

STL vs. LAK -- Los Angeles

Eastern Conference champion -- Pittsburgh

Western Conference champion -- Chicago

Stanley Cup champion -- Pittsburgh

MVP -- Marc-Andre Fleury

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Corey Masisak, NHL.com writer

PIT vs. NYI -- Pittsburgh

MTL vs. OTT -- Montreal

WSH vs. NYR -- Washington

BOS vs. TOR -- Boston

CHI vs. MIN -- Chicago

ANA vs. DET -- Anaheim

VAN vs. SJS -- San Jose

STL vs. LAK -- Kings

Eastern Conference champion -- Pittsburgh

Western Conference champion -- Los Angeles

Stanley Cup champion -- Pittsburgh

MVP -- Marc-Andre Fleury

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Tal Pinchevsky, NHL.com writer

PIT vs. NYI -- Pittsburgh

MTL vs. OTT -- Montreal

WSH vs. NYR -- New York

BOS vs. TOR -- Boston

CHI vs. MIN -- Chicago

ANA vs. DET -- Anaheim

VAN vs. SJS -- Vancouver

STL vs. LAK -- Los Angeles

Eastern Conference champion -- Pittsburgh

Western Conference champion -- Los Angeles

Stanley Cup champion -- Pittsburgh

MVP -- Kris Letang

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Shawn Roarke, NHL.com senior managing editor

PIT vs. NYI -- Pittsburgh

MTL vs. OTT -- Ottawa

WSH vs. NYR -- New York

BOS vs. TOR -- Boston

CHI vs. MIN -- Chicago

ANA vs. DET -- Detroit

VAN vs. SJS -- San Jose

STL vs. LAK -- St. Louis

Eastern Conference champion -- Pittsburgh

Western Conference champion -- St. Louis

Stanley Cup champion -- Pittsburgh

MVP -- Evgeni Malkin

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Dan Rosen, NHL.com senior writer

PIT vs. NYI -- Pittsburgh

MTL vs. OTT -- Ottawa

WSH vs. NYR -- New York Rangers

BOS vs. TOR -- Boston

CHI vs. MIN -- Chicago

ANA vs. DET -- Anaheim

VAN vs. SJS -- Vancouver

STL vs. LAK -- St. Louis

Eastern Conference champion -- New York Rangers

Western Conference champion -- St. Louis

Stanley Cup champion -- New York Rangers

MVP -- Henrik Lundqvist

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Mike Morreale, NHL.com writer

PIT vs. NYI -- Pittsburgh

MTL vs. OTT -- Ottawa

WSH vs. NYR -- Washington

BOS vs. TOR -- Boston

CHI vs. MIN -- Chicago

ANA vs. DET -- Detroit

VAN vs. SJS -- San Jose

STL vs. LAK -- Los Angeles

Eastern Conference champion -- Pittsburgh

Western Conference champion -- Chicago

Stanley Cup champion -- Chicago

MVP -- Corey Crawford

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Arpon Basu, LNH.com managing editor

PIT vs. NYI -- Pittsburgh

MTL vs. OTT -- Montreal

WSH vs. NYR -- New York Rangers

BOS vs. TOR -- Boston

CHI vs. MIN -- Chicago

ANA vs. DET -- Detroit

VAN vs. SJS -- Vancouver

STL vs. LAK -- St. Louis

Eastern Conference champion -- New York Rangers

Western Conference champion -- Vancouver

Stanley Cup champion -- Vancouver

MVP -- Cory Schneider

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Billy Jaffe, NHL Network analyst

PIT vs. NYI -- Pittsburgh

MTL vs. OTT -- Ottawa

WSH vs. NYR -- Washington

BOS vs. TOR -- Boston

CHI vs. MIN -- Chicago

ANA vs. DET -- Anaheim

VAN vs. SJS -- San Jose

STL vs. LAK -- St. Louis

Eastern Conference champion -- Pittsburgh

Western Conference champion -- Chicago

Stanley Cup champion -- Pittsburgh

MVP -- Chris Kunitz

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Mike Johnson, NHL Network analyst

PIT vs. NYI -- Pittsburgh

MTL vs. OTT -- Montreal

WSH vs. NYR -- New York

BOS vs. TOR -- Boston

CHI vs. MIN -- Chicago

ANA vs. DET -- Detroit

VAN vs. SJS -- Vancouver

STL vs. LAK -- St. Louis

Eastern Conference champion -- Pittsburgh

Western Conference champion -- St. Louis

Stanley Cup champion -- Pittsburgh

MVP -- Sidney Crosby

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Neil Smith, NHL Network analyst

PIT vs. NYI -- Pittsburgh

MTL vs. OTT -- Ottawa

WSH vs. NYR -- New York

BOS vs. TOR -- Boston

CHI vs. MIN -- Chicago

ANA vs. DET -- Detroit

VAN vs. SJS -- Vancouver

STL vs. LAK -- Los Angeles

Eastern Conference champion -- Pittsburgh

Western Conference champion -- Chicago

Stanley Cup champion -- Chicago

MVP -- Jonathan Toews

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Jamie McLennan, NHL Network analyst

PIT vs. NYI -- Pittsburgh

MTL vs. OTT -- Montreal

WSH vs. NYR -- New York Rangers

BOS vs. TOR -- Boston

CHI vs. MIN -- Chicago

ANA vs. DET -- Anaheim

VAN vs. SJS -- Vancouver

STL vs. LAK -- Los Angeles

Eastern Conference champion -- Pittsburgh

Western Conference champion -- Chicago

Stanley Cup champion -- Pittsburgh

MVP -- Evgeni Malkin

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Kevin Weekes, NHL Network analyst

PIT vs. NYI -- Pittsburgh

MTL vs. OTT -- Montreal

WSH vs. NYR -- Washington

BOS vs. TOR -- Toronto

CHI vs. MIN -- Chicago

ANA vs. DET -- Detroit

VAN vs. SJS -- San Jose

STL vs. LAK -- Los Angeles

Eastern Conference champion -- Pittsburgh

Western Conference champion -- Chicago

Stanley Cup champion -- Chicago

MVP -- Jonathan Toews

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Kelly Chase, NHL Network analyst

PIT vs. NYI -- Pittsburgh

MTL vs. OTT -- Montreal

WSH vs. NYR -- Washington

BOS vs. TOR -- Boston

CHI vs. MIN -- Chicago

ANA vs. DET -- Detroit

VAN vs. SJS -- San Jose

STL vs. LAK -- St. Louis

Eastern Conference champion -- Pittsburgh

Western Conference champion -- Chicago

Stanley Cup champion -- Chicago

MVP -- Jonathan Toews

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EJ Hradek, NHL Network analyst

PIT vs. NYI -- Pittsburgh

MTL vs. OTT -- Ottawa

WSH vs. NYR -- Washington

BOS vs. TOR -- Toronto

CHI vs. MIN -- Chicago

ANA vs. DET -- Detroit

VAN vs. SJS -- San Jose

STL vs. LAK -- Los Angeles

Eastern Conference champion -- Pittsburgh

Western Conference champion -- Chicago

Stanley Cup champion -- Chicago

MVP -- Patrick Kane

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Kathryn Tappen, NHL Network host

PIT vs. NYI -- Pittsburgh

MTL vs. OTT -- Ottawa

WSH vs. NYR -- Washington

BOS vs. TOR -- Boston

CHI vs. MIN -- Chicago

ANA vs. DET -- Anaheim

VAN vs. SJS -- San Jose

STL vs. LAK -- Los Angeles

Eastern Conference champion -- Pittsburgh

Western Conference champion -- Chicago

Stanley Cup champion -- Chicago

MVP -- Patrick Kane

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