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The 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs began Wednesday, April 10th, with Round 2 starting on Thursday, April 25th [Round 2 schedule], and as we do every year, The Fourth Period’s panel of experts – this time joined by three special contributors – weigh in with their Round 2 Predictions and Series MVPs.

View our Round 1 Predictions

Eastern Conference Predictions

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(WC2) Columbus Blue Jackets
vs. Boston Bruins (A2)

TFP Panel

Series Winner

Series MVP

Alberga

in 6 Sergei Bobrovsky

Bamford

in 6 Torey Krug

Bernstein

in 7 Brad Marchand

Di Marco

in 6 Patrice Bergeron

Hoven

in 6 Torey Krug

Hutcheon

in 7 Brad Marchand

Pagnotta

in 6 David Pastrnak

Spraker

in 7 Brad Marchand

Ward

in 6 Tuukka Rask

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Carolina Hurricanes (WC1)
vs. New York Islanders (M2)

TFP Panel

Series Winner

Series MVP

Alberga

in 5 Mathew Barzal

Bamford

in 6 Anders Lee

Bernstein

in 6 Robin Lehner

Di Marco

in 5 Robin Lehner

Hoven

in 4 Ryan Pulock

Hutcheon

in 7 Anders Lee

Pagnotta

in 5 Mathew Barzal

Spraker

in 7 Jaccob Slavin

Ward

in 7 Robin Lehner

Western Conference Predictions

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Colorado Avalanche (WC2)
vs. San Jose Sharks (P2)

TFP Panel

Series Winner

Series MVP

Alberga

in 6 Matt Nieto

Bamford

in 5 Nathan MacKinnon

Bernstein

in 7 Nathan MacKinnon

Di Marco

in 7 Brent Burns

Hoven

in 5 Brent Burns

Hutcheon

in 7 Nathan MacKinnon

Pagnotta

in 6 Logan Couture

Spraker

in 6 Logan Couture

Ward

in 7 Evander Kane

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Dallas Stars (WC2)
vs. St. Louis Blues (C3)

TFP Panel

Series Winner

Series MVP

Alberga

in 6 Vladimir Tarasenko

Bamford

in 7 Ryan O'Reilly

Bernstein

in 6 Ryan O'Reilly

Di Marco

in 6 Jordan Binnington

Hoven

in 6 Jamie Benn

Hutcheon

in 6 Brayden Schenn

Pagnotta

in 7 Colton Parayko

Spraker

in 7 Ryan O'Reilly

Ward

in 5 Jordan Binnington

TFP Experts:

Nick Alberga - Special Contributor, NHL Network Radio
Tab Bamford - Columnist, Chicago
Dennis Bernstein - Sr. Writer
Anthony Di Marco - NHL Correspondent
John Hoven - Special Contributor, MayorsManor.com
Shawn Hutcheon - Boston Correspondent
David Pagnotta - Editor-in-Chief
Hannah Spraker - Columnist, Toronto
Aaron Ward - Special Contributor, 3-time Stanley Cup Champion & NHL Broadcaster