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TFP's Panel of Experts offer up their first-round predictions for the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.

To view the first-round match-ups, click here.
 
EASTERN CONFERENCE
 
Detroit Red Wings WC. Detroit Red Wings @ Boston Bruins 1. Boston Bruins
SERIES 1 BAMFORD BERNSTEIN GROSSI HUTCHEON KEARNS PAGNOTTA STREHLE
WINNER Boston Bruins in 7 Boston Bruins in 5 Boston Bruins in 6 Boston Bruins in 6 Boston Bruins in 5 Boston Bruins in 7 Boston Bruins in 5
SERIES MVP Brad Marchand Brad Marchand Reilly Smith Tuukka Rask Tuukka Rask Patrice Bergeron Patrice Bergeron
 
Montreal Canadiens 3. Montreal Canadiens @ Tampa Bay Lightning 2. Tampa Bay Lightning
SERIES 1 BAMFORD BERNSTEIN GROSSI HUTCHEON KEARNS PAGNOTTA STREHLE
WINNER Boston Bruins in 5 Boston Bruins in 6 Tampa Bay Lightning in 7 Boston Bruins in 6 Tampa Bay Lightning in 7 Boston Bruins in 6 Boston Bruins in 7
SERIES MVP Thomas Vanek Carey Price A. Lindback Carey Price Ondrej Palat Thomas Vanek Carey Price

Columbus Blue Jackets WC. Columbus Blue Jackets @ Pittsburgh Penguins 1. Pittsburgh Penguins
SERIES 1 BAMFORD BERNSTEIN GROSSI HUTCHEON KEARNS PAGNOTTA STREHLE
WINNER Pittsburgh Penguins in 6 Pittsburgh Penguins in 7 Pittsburgh Penguins in 5 Pittsburgh Penguins in 5 Pittsburgh Penguins in 6 Pittsburgh Penguins in 6 Pittsburgh Penguins in 6
SERIES MVP M-A Fleury James Neal Sidney Crosby Sidney Crosby Kris Letang James Neal Sidney Crosby

Philadelphia Flyers 3. Philadelphia Flyers @ New York Rangers 2. New York Rangers
SERIES 1 BAMFORD BERNSTEIN GROSSI HUTCHEON KEARNS PAGNOTTA STREHLE
WINNER New York Rangers in 5 Philadelphia Flyers in 6 Philadelphia Flyers in 6 Philadelphia Flyers in 6 New York Rangers in 6 Philadelphia Flyers in 6 New York Rangers in 6
SERIES MVP Martin St. Louis Claude Giroux Claude Giroux Claude Giroux Henrik Lundqvist Claude Giroux Henrik Lundqvist

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Minnesota Wild WC. Minnesota Wild @ Colorado Avalanche 1. Colorado Avalanche
SERIES 1 BAMFORD BERNSTEIN GROSSI HUTCHEON KEARNS PAGNOTTA STREHLE
WINNER Colorado Avalanche in 5 Colorado Avalanche in 5 Colorado Avalanche in 6 Colorado Avalanche in 6 Minnesota Wild in 7 Colorado Avalanche in 5 Colorado Avalanche in 5
SERIES MVP Semyon Varlamov Semyon Varlamov Ryan O'Reilly Semyon Varlamov Mikko Koivu Ryan O'Reilly Semyon Varlamov

Chicago Blackhawks 3. Chicago Blackhawks @ St. Louis Blues 2. St. Louis Blues
SERIES 1 BAMFORD BERNSTEIN GROSSI HUTCHEON KEARNS PAGNOTTA STREHLE
WINNER Chicago Blackhawks in 5 Chicago Blackhawks in 5 Chicago Blackhawks in 7 Chicago Blackhawks in 6 Chicago Blackhawks in 5 Chicago Blackhawks in 6 Chicago Blackhawks in 6
SERIES MVP Ben Smith Patrick Sharp Jonathan Toews Corey Crawford Duncan Keith Patrick Sharp Duncan Keith

Dallas Stars WC. Dallas Stars @ Nashville Predators 1. Anaheim Ducks
SERIES 1 BAMFORD BERNSTEIN GROSSI HUTCHEON KEARNS PAGNOTTA STREHLE
WINNER Dallas Stars in 7 Nashville Predators in 5 Nashville Predators in 6 Nashville Predators in 5 Dallas Stars in 6 Nashville Predators in 6 Nashville Predators in 6
SERIES MVP Jamie Benn Corey Perry Ryan Getzlaf Corey Perry Tyler Seguin Nick Bonino Corey Perry

Los Angeles Kings 3. Los Angeles Kings @ San Jose San Jose Sharks
SERIES 1 BAMFORD BERNSTEIN GROSSI HUTCHEON KEARNS PAGNOTTA STREHLE
WINNER Los Angeles Kings in 6 Los Angeles Kings in 6 San Jose in 6 Los Angeles Kings in 7 San Jose in 7 Los Angeles Kings in 7 Los Angeles Kings in 7
SERIES MVP Anze Kopitar Anze Kopitar Logan Couture Jonathan Quick Tomas Hertl Jonathan Quick Jonathan Quick

The Fourth Period's Staff
Tab BAMFORD: Columnist, Chicago
Dennis BERNSTEIN: Senior Writer
Michael GROSSI: Features Editor
Shawn HUTCHEON: Boston Correspondent
Patrick KEARNS: Columnist, New York
David PAGNOTTA: Editor-in-Chief
David STREHLE: Philadelphia Correspondent
 

 
 

 

 

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