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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


Quote of the Day

I think everyone left it out there. Every game this season, regular season and playoffs, we played as hard as we could. We're not out of the playoffs right now because of lack of effort, and that's all that we can ask of each other.

— Predators defenseman Seth Jones after Nashville was eliminated by Chicago in Game 6 on Saturday