2020 NHL FEARLESS PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS 1ST ROUND

2020 NHL FEARLESS PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS

Okay, so pretty much everybody (everywhere) did rather poorly predicting the Play-In Rounds.  Really, did anybody honestly believe Montreal would dispose of the Penguins?

Yet we march on, undaunted, in the pursuit of more accurate predictions.

This time around, we asked the staff here at SiriusXM NHL Network Radio the following two questions…

  1. Pick the winner of each of the eight 1st round playoff series
  2. Pick the correct number of games each 1st round series will go

 A reminder – this is NOT a bracket.  We will make new picks with each subsequent playoff round.

Here is this year’s unique point system; 68 points would constitute a perfect score.
(Under our “normal” scoring system, 46 points was the maximum one could achieve. Mike Lippa set the record with 36 points back in 2016).

  • 1 point for correctly choosing the winner of each Play-In Series
  • 2 points for correctly choosing the 1st place finisher in each round robin group
  • 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 2020 Stanley Cup winner
  • 2 points for correctly choosing the 2020 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 2020 Stanley Cup winner before the playoffs begin
  • 3 points for correctly choosing the 2020 Conn Smythe winner before the playoffs begin
  • 2 points for correctly choosing which team gets to draft first in the 2020 Entry Draft

FEARLESS PLAYOFF PREDICTION CHAMPIONS

2019 Champion – Jim Gordon
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

DENNIS BERNSTEIN  9 POINTS
Philadelphia in 6
Tampa Bay in 7
Washington in 6
Carolina in 6
Vegas in 5
Colorado in 6
Calgary in 6
St. Louis in 6

MIKE LIPPA  9 POINTS

Philadelphia in 6
Tampa Bay in 7
Washington in 7
Boston in 6
Vegas in 6
Colorado in 5
Calgary in 6
St. Louis in 5

SCOTT LAUGHLIN  7 POINTS
Philadelphia in 6
Columbus in 7
Washington in 5
Boston in 7
Vegas in 6
Colorado in 5
Calgary in 6
St. Louis in 5

JONATHAN DAVIS  6 POINTS
Philadelphia in 5
Tampa Bay in 6
Washington in 6
Carolina in 5
Vegas in 5
Colorado in 5
Dallas in 6
St. Louis in 5

GORD STELLICK  6 POINTS

Philadelphia in 5
Tampa Bay in 6
Washington in 5
Carolina in 6
Vegas in 7
Colorado in 5
Calgary in 7
St. Louis in 6

JESSE RALPH  6 POINTS

Philadelphia in 6
Columbus in 6
Washington in 7
Carolina in 7
Vegas in 6
Colorado in 5
Calgary in 6
St. Louis in 6

BRUCE BOLTON  5 POINTS
Philadelphia in 5

Tampa Bay in 4
NY Islanders in 7
Boston in 6
Vegas in 4
Colorado in 5
Calgary in 6
St. Louis in 5

MICK KERN  5 POINTS

Philadelphia in 5
Tampa Bay in 7
Washington in 6
Carolina in 7
Vegas in 6
Colorado in 6
Calgary in 7
St. Louis in 6

JIM GORDON  5 POINTS

Philadelphia in 5
Columbus in 7
Washington in 7
Carolina in 7
Vegas in 5
Colorado in 5
Dallas in 7
St. Louis in 7

JOE THISTEL  5 POINTS
Philadelphia in 5
Columbus in 6
Washington in 7
Boston in 5
Chicago in 6
Colorado in 5
Calgary in 7
St. Louis in 7

STEVE KOULEAS  4 POINTS
Philadelphia in 6
Tampa Bay in 7
NY Islanders in 6
Boston in 7
Vegas in 5
Colorado in 5
Calgary in 7
St. Louis in 7

JAKE HAHN  4 POINTS
Philadelphia in 5
Tampa Bay in 6
Washington in 7
Carolina in 6
Vegas in 5
Colorado in 5
Dallas in 7
St. Louis in 6

TYLER MADARAZ  4 POINTS

Philadelphia in 5
Tampa Bay in 7
Carolina in 7
NY Islanders in 6
Vegas in 6
Colorado in 5
Calgary in 6
St. Louis in 7

PETER BERCE  2 POINTS

Philadelphia in 6
Blue Jackets in 7
Washington in 7
Carolina in 5
Vegas in 6
Colorado in 5
Calgary in 6
Vancouver in 7

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