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Stanley Cup Final

NHL, NHL Network Stanley Cup Playoff predictions

Tuesday, 04.30.2013 / 11:32 AM / 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs

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NHL, NHL Network Stanley Cup Playoff predictions
NHL.com and NHL Network weighs in on the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs with round-by-round picks, including Cup Final and MVP selections.

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.

NHL.com/LNH.com writers

Compton Kimelman Kreiser Masisak Pinchevsky Roarke Rosen Morreale Basu
PIT-NYI
MTL-OTT
WSH-NYR
BOS-TOR
CHI-MIN
ANA-DET
VAN-SJS
STL-LAK
CUP FINAL PIT-LAK PIT-CHI PIT-CHI PIT-LAK PIT-LAK PIT-STL NYR-STL PIT-CHI NYR-VAN
CHAMPION
MVP Quick Iginla Fleury Fleury Letang Malkin Lundqvist Crawford Schneider

NHL Network analysts

Jaffe Johnson McLennan Smith Tappen Weekes Chase Hradek
PIT-NYI
MTL-OTT
WSH-NYR
BOS-TOR
CHI-MIN
ANA-DET
VAN-SJS
STL-LAK
CUP FINAL PIT-CHI PIT-STL PIT-CHI PIT-CHI PIT-CHI PIT-CHI PIT-CHI PIT-CHI
CHAMPION
MVP Kunitz Crosby Malkin Toews Kane Toews Toews Kane


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