2019 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS – ROUND ONE

2019 Stanley Cup Playoff Predictions

Here we go again! It’s the 13th edition of the World Famous, Award Winning SiriusXM NHL Network Radio Stanley Cup Playoff Predictions. We record these picks so that you can hold us accountable.

This is the point system; 46 points would constitute a perfect score.
(Mike Lippa set the record with 36 points back in 2016).

This is not a bracket challenge; we submit new picks before each round.

• 1 point for correctly choosing the winner of each 1st round series
• 2 points for correctly choosing the winner of each 2nd round series
• 2 points for correctly choosing the winner of each 3rd round series
• 3 points for correctly choosing the 2016 Stanley Cup winner
• 2 points for correctly choosing the 2016 Conn Smythe winner
• 1 point for correctly choosing how long a series goes, but only if one also correctly picks that series’ winning team
• 3 points for correctly choosing the 2016 Stanley Cup winner before the playoffs begin
• 3 points for correctly choosing the 2016 Conn Smythe winner before the playoffs begin

PLAYOFF PICK CHAMPIONS OVER THE YEARS

2019 Champion – ??????
2018 Champion – Joe Thistel (3)
2017 Champion – Peter Berce (2)
2016 Champion – Mike Lippa
2015 Champions – Peter Berce & Nick Alberga
2014 Champion – Joe Thistel (2)
2013 Champion – Bruce Bolton
2012 Champion – Mick Kern (4)
2011 Champion – Joe Thistel
2010 Champions – Scott Laughlin (2) & Shawn Lavigne
2009 Champions – Scott Laughlin & Mick Kern (3)
2008 Champion – Mick Kern (2)
2007 Champions – Mike Ross & Mick Kern

AND NOW…OUR FEARLESS 2019 1st ROUND PICKS:

Scott Laughlin
Washington Capitals in 6 games
New York Islanders in 7 games
Tampa Bay Lightning in 5 games
Boston Bruins in 6 games
Nashville Predators in 5 games
St. Louis Blues in 7 games
Colorado Avalanche in 7 games
Vegas Golden Knights in 6 games
Stanley Cup winner: Tampa Bay (over Vegas)
Conn Smythe Trophy winner: Andrei Vasilevskiy

Mike Johnson
Washington in 6
Pittsburgh in 6
Tampa Bay in 5
Boston in 7
Nashville in 6
Winnipeg in 7
Calgary in 6
San Jose in 7
Stanley Cup winner: Tampa Bay
Conn Smythe Trophy winner: Nikita Kucherov

Steve Kouleas
Washington in 6
Pittsburgh in 7
Tampa Bay in 5
Boston in 6
Nashville in 6
Winnipeg in 7
Calgary in 6
Vegas in 7
Stanley Cup winner: Tampa Bay (over Winnipeg)
Conn Smythe Trophy winner: Steven Stamkos

Matthew Barnaby
Washington in 5
NY Islanders in 7
Tampa Bay in 6
Boston in 6
Nashville in 6
Winnipeg in 6
Calgary in 5
Vegas in 7
Stanley Cup winner: Winnipeg Jets
Conn Smythe Trophy winner: Mark Scheifele

Gord Stellick
Washington in 7
NY Islanders in 6
Tampa Bay in 6
Toronto in 6
Nashville in 7
Winnipeg in 6
Calgary in 5
San Jose in 6
Stanley Cup winner: Winnipeg (over Tampa Bay)
Conn Smythe Trophy winner: Mark Scheifele

Rob Simpson
Washington in 5
Pittsburgh in 6
Tampa Bay in 5
Toronto in 7
Dallas in 6
St. Louis in 7
Colorado in 6
Vegas in 5
Stanley Cup winner: Tampa Bay (over Colorado)
Conn Smythe Trophy winner: Brayden Points

Boomer Gordon
Washington in 6
Pittsburgh in 6
Tampa Bay in 5
Boston in 7
Dallas in 7
St. Louis in 7
Calgary in 5
San Jose in 6
Stanley Cup winter: Tampa (over St. Louis)
Conn Smythe Trophy winner: Nikita Kucherov

Peter Berce
Washington in 6
NY Islanders in 7
Tampa Bay in 6
Boston in 7
Nashville in 7
Winnipeg in 7
Calgary in 6
San Jose in 7
Stanley Cup winner: Washington (over Nashville)
Conn Smythe Trophy winner: TJ Oshie

Mick Kern
Washington in 6
Pittsburgh in 7
Tampa Bay in 5
Boston in 6
Dallas in 7
St. Louis in 6
Calgary in 6
Vegas in 7
Stanley Cup winner: Tampa Bay (over St. Louis)
Conn Smythe Trophy winner: Nikita Kucherov

Bruce Bolton
Washington in 4
NY Islanders in 7
Tampa Bay in 5
Boston in 5
Dallas in 6
Winnipeg in 6
Calgary in 6
Vegas in 5
Stanley Cup winner: Winnipeg (over Tampa Bay)
Conn Smythe Trophy winner: Connor Hellebuyck

Mike Lippa
Washington in 5
Pittsburgh in 6
Tampa Bay in 5
Boston in 7
Nashville in 6
Winnipeg in 7
Calgary in 6
San Jose in 7
Stanley Cup winner: Tampa Bay (over Nashville)
Conn Smythe Trophy winner: Steven Stamkos
Jeff Domet
Carolina in 6
NY Islanders in 7
Columbus in 7
Boston in 5
Dallas in 6
Winnipeg in 7
Calgary in 6
Vegas in 6
Stanley Cup winner: Vegas (over Boston)
Conn Smythe Trophy winner: Marc-Andre Fleury
Ryan Paton
Washington in 6
Pittsburgh in 7
Tampa Bay in 5
Toronto in 7
Nashville in 6
St. Louis in 6
Calgary in 6
Vegas in 7
Stanley Cup winner: Tampa Bay (over Nashville)
Conn Smythe Trophy winner: Andrei Vasilevskiy
Nick Alberga
Washington in 5
Pittsburgh in 7
Tampa Bay in 4
Toronto in 7
Dallas in 6
Winnipeg in 6
Calgary in 5
Vegas in 6
Stanley Cup winner: Tampa Bay (over Vegas)
Conn Smythe Trophy winner: Brayden Point

Jake Hahn
Washington in 6
Pittsburgh in 6
Tampa Bay in 5
Boston in 7
Nashville in 7
Blues in 6
Colorado in 6
San Jose in 7
Stanley Cup winner: Tampa Bay (over St. Louis)
Conn Smythe Trophy winner: Steven Stamkos

Tyler Madarasz
Washington in 6
Pittsburgh in 6
Tampa Bay in 5
Boston in 6
Nashville in 6
Winnipeg in 7
Calgary in 5
Vegas in 7
Stanley Cup winner: Nashville (over Tampa Bay)
Conn Smythe Trophy winner: Filip Forsberg

Michelle Sturino
Washington in 5
Pittsburgh in 6
Tampa Bay in 5
Boston in 6
Nashville in 6
Winnipeg in 7
Calgary in 5
Vegas in 6
Stanley Cup winner: Tampa (over Vegas)
Conn Smythe Trophy winner: Brayden Point
Jesse Ralph
Washington in 6
Pittsburgh in 7
Tampa Bay in 5
Toronto in 7
Nashville in 6
St. Louis in 7
Calgary in 6
Vegas in 6
Stanley Cup winner: Calgary (over Tampa Bay)
Conn Smythe Trophy winner: Mark Giordano

Joe Thistel
Carolina in 7
Pittsburgh in 6
Tampa Bay in 6
Boston in 6
Nashville in 5
St. Louis in 7
Calgary in 6
Vegas in 6
Stanley Cup winner: Tampa Bay (over Nashville)
Conn Smythe Trophy winner: Steven Stamkos

Rob Conway
Washington in 7
Pittsburgh in 6
Tampa Bay in 6
Toronto in 7
Nashville in 5
St. Louis in 6
Colorado in 7
Vegas in 6
Stanley Cup winner: Tampa Bay (over St. Louis)
Conn Smythe Trophy winner: Andrei Vasilevskiy

Brody Hamilton
Washington in 6
Pittsburgh in 6
Tampa Bay in 5
Toronto in 6
Nashville in 6
Winnipeg in 6
Calgary in 6
San Jose in 7
Stanley Cup winner: Winnipeg (over Tampa Bay)
Conn Smythe Trophy winner: Blake Wheeler

Jonathan Davis
Carolina in 6
NY Islanders in 7
Tampa Bay in 5
Boston in 6
Dallas in 6
Winnipeg in 6
Calgary in 5
Vegas in 6
Stanley Cup winner: Tampa Bay (over Winnipeg)
Conn Smythe Trophy winner: Brayden Point

Ben Miner:
Washington in 6
Pittsburgh in 6
Tampa Bay in 4
Boston in 5
Nashville in 7
Winnipeg in 6
Calgary in 6
San Jose in 7
Stanley Cup winner: Boston (over Calgary)
Conn Smythe Trophy winner: Brad Marchand

Canadian 2005 Quarter:
Carolina
NY Islanders
Columbus
Boston
Nashville
St. Louis
Calgary
San Jose

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