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Stanley Cup playoff picks

We asked SI hockey writers Michael Farber and Kostya Kennedy, SI hockey editor Paul Fichtenbaum, CNNSI.com hockey producer Jon A. Dolezar and CNNSI.com producer Jamie MacDonald to forecast the NHL playoffs. Here are their picks.

Farber
  First round Conference
semifinals
Conference
finals
Stanley Cup
 
(1) Boston
over
(8) Montreal
     
 
(6) New Jersey
over
(3) Carolina
New Jersey
over
Boston
 
 
EASTERN CONFERENCE
(2) Philadelphia
over
(7) Ottawa
Philadelphia
over
Toronto
 
 
 
(4) Toronto
over
(5) NY Islanders
 
New Jersey
over
Philadelphia
 
       
Detroit
over
New Jersey
 
(1) Detroit
over
(8) Vancouver
 
Detroit
over
San Jose
 
WESTERN CONFERENCE
(7) Los Angeles
over
(2) Colorado
Detroit
over
Los Angeles
   
 
(3) San Jose
over
(6) Phoenix
San Jose
over
St. Louis
 
 
 
(4) St. Louis
over
(5) Chicago
  
Kennedy
  First round Conference
semifinals
Conference
finals
Stanley Cup
 
(1) Boston
over
(8) Montreal
     
 
(6) New Jersey
over
(3) Carolina
Boston
over
Ottawa
 
 
EASTERN CONFERENCE
(7) Ottawa
over
(2) Philadelphia
New Jersey
over
NY Islanders
 
 
 
(5) NY Islanders
over
(4) Toronto
 
New Jersey
over
Boston
 
       
Detroit
over
New Jersey
 
(1) Detroit
over
(8) Vancouver
 
Detroit
over
Colorado
 
WESTERN CONFERENCE
(2) Colorado
over
(7) Los Angeles
Detroit
over
St. Louis
   
 
(3) San Jose
over
(6) Phoenix
Colorado
over
San Jose
 
 
 
(4) St. Louis
over
(5) Chicago
   
Fichtenbaum
  First round Conference
semifinals
Conference
finals
Stanley Cup
 
(1) Boston
over
(8) Montreal
     
 
(6) New Jersey
over
(3) Carolina
New Jersey
over
Boston
 
 
EASTERN CONFERENCE
(2) Philadelphia
over
(7) Ottawa
NY Islanders
over
Philadelphia
  
 
(5) NY Islanders
over
(4) Toronto
 
NY Islanders
over
New Jersey
 
       
Detroit
over
NY Islanders
 
(1) Detroit
over
(8) Vancouver
 
Detroit
over
San Jose
 
WESTERN CONFERENCE
(4) St. Louis
over
(5) Chicago
Detroit
over
St. Louis
   
 
(3) San Jose
over
(6) Phoenix
San Jose
over
Colorado
 
 
 
(2) Colorado
over
(7) Los Angeles
   
Dolezar
  First round Conference
semifinals
Conference
finals
Stanley Cup
 
(1) Boston
over
(8) Montreal
     
 
(6) New Jersey
over
(3) Carolina
New Jersey
over
Boston
 
 
EASTERN CONFERENCE
(2) Philadelphia
over
(7) Ottawa
Philadelphia
over
Toronto
 
 
 
(4) Toronto
over
(5) NY Islanders
 
Philadelphia
over
New Jersey
 
       
Philadelphia
over
Colorado
 
(1) Detroit
over
(8) Vancouver
 
Colorado
over
Detroit
 
WESTERN CONFERENCE
(2) Colorado
over
(7) Los Angeles
Detroit
over
St. Louis
   
 
(3) San Jose
over
(6) Phoenix
Colorado
over
San Jose
 
 
 
(4) St. Louis
over
(5) Chicago
  
MacDonald
  First round Conference
semifinals
Conference
finals
Stanley Cup
 
(1) Boston
over
(8) Montreal
     
 
(7) Ottawa
over
(2) Philadelphia
Boston
over
Ottawa
 
 
EASTERN CONFERENCE
(4) Toronto
over
(5) NY Islanders
New Jersey
over
Toronto
 
 
 
(6) New Jersey
over
(3) Carolina
 
Boston
over
New Jersey
 
       
Boston
over
Colorado
 
(1) Detroit
over
(8) Vancouver
 
Colorado
over
Detroit
 
WESTERN CONFERENCE
(4) St. Louis
over
(5) Chicago
Detroit
over
St. Louis
   
 
(2) Colorado
over
(7) Los Angeles
Colorado
over
San Jose
 
 
 
(3) San Jose
over
(6) Phoenix
  
 

 


 
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