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The 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs began Wednesday, April 10th, with the Conference Finals starting on Thursday, May 9th [Round 3 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 3 Predictions and Series MVPs.

View our Round 2 Predictions and Round 1 Predictions

Eastern Conference Predictions

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Carolina Hurricanes (WC1)
vs. Boston Bruins (A2)

TFP Panel

Series Winner

Series MVP

Alberga

in 6 Brad Marchand

Bamford

in 6 Brad Marchand

Bernstein

in 7 Tuukka Rask

Di Marco

in 5 Brad Marchand

Hoven

in 6 Tuukka Rask

Hutcheon

in 6 Tuukka Rask

Pagnotta

in 5 David Pastrnak

Spraker

in 6 Tuukka Rask

Ward

in 7 Tuukka Rask

Western Conference Predictions

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St. Louis Blues (C3)
vs. San Jose Sharks (P2)

TFP Panel

Series Winner

Series MVP

Alberga

in 7 Evander Kane

Bamford

in 7 Tomas Hertl

Bernstein

in 7 Martin Jones

Di Marco

in 7 Brent Burns

Hoven

in 6 Timo Meier

Hutcheon

in 7 Jordan Binnington

Pagnotta

in 7 Logan Couture

Spraker

in 7 Brent Burns

Ward

in 7 Evander Kane

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