Updated: April 9, 2019

By: Senior BSPT NHL Expert from SleeperSelections.com

Mike "The Magician" Nash





I am BACK boys, to guide you through these tough and exciting playoffs once again!   Last season I went 7-1 the 1st round! Let try to go a PERFECT 8-0 this time. Below   are some key stats to follow in all these match ups, along with 2 upsets in the 1st   round!






Tampa Bay vs Columbus

Tampa bay has dominated  opponents  all season long
To much offense, and made it look easy

Tampa (-400) sweeps the series 


Boston vs Toronto 

This series will be by far the best to watch, Boston has 2 great goalies, very good defensemen that like to bang and join the offensive rush! Even with all offensive talent and skill of the leafs have it is hard to get around the big man Chara.

Boston (-145) in 7 games

Washington vs Carolina 

We saw them win it all last year, not to many roster changes, Ovechkin and company has all the firepower offensively and goaltending is very strong.

Washington (-155) in 6 games

Pittsburgh vs New York Islanders 

Coach Barry Trotz  has the team playing defense first mentally and defense win playoff series!

New York (+135) in 6 games




St Louis vs Winnipeg

Goaltending matchups even
Defensive matchups- The Edge goes to the Jets
Offensive matchups- The Edge goes to the Jets
Penalty-kill and power-play- The Edge goes to the Jets
Coaching matchups - The Edge goes to the Blues

Winnipeg (+105) in 6 games

San Jose vs Las Vegas

San Jose has played very well all season long, the Golden Knights Play A Hard gritty in your face kind of game, and the Stellar performance from goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. It will be the difference!

Vegas (-115) in 7 games

Nashville vs Dallas

The Predators get scoring from all four lines, they never let off the gas with speed, checking, and first to the puck in the corners. The Dallas Stars will never be able to keep up with these guys.

Nashville (-170) will sweep the series

Colorado vs Calgary

The Flames are very well-coached. Colorado's banged-up and at times their play is inconsistent. Calgary's Johnny hockey is Unstoppable, he could lead the playoffs in points.

Calgary (-215) will sweep the series



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