2021 NHL FEARLESS PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS THIRD ROUND

2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs

After an impressive first round of hockey prognosticating, we collectively fell on our faces in the second round…except for Mike Lippa. Don’t Slippa With Lippa, indeed!

Once again, nobody picked Montreal.  Jake did, but only on the air; talk about hedging your bets.  Lippa went 3-for-4, and perfectly nailed how long two of the series would go.  He vaults into first place!

Gord, Jake, and Bernie picked up the Golden Sombrero, each going

0-for-4 at the plate.

Time now for the NHL semi-finals, as they used to be!  And this time around, it features teams facing opposition they haven’t seen in many, many months.  The Lightning vs. Islanders rematch, and the legendary Golden Knights-Canadiens clash, that has been predicted for the past 100 years.

While most have predicted a Tampa Bay-Vegas Stanley Cup Final, look closely to see who picked the Islanders to advance, and finally somebody was brave enough to choose Montreal.

In this third round, 2 points are awarded for each series correctly predicted, and an additional point is earned for when the person also gets the correct number of games the series goes…if they also picked the winning team.  This race is still wide open.

Keep in mind this is not a bracket challenge.  We will submit our predictions round-by-round.  Tune in to “Under Review” on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio Channel 91, every weekday at 11 am Eastern/8 am Pacific, for the latest Fearless Playoff Predictions update.

 

FEARLESS PLAYOFF PREDICTION CHAMPIONS
2021 Champion – ??????????
2020 Champion – Dennis Bernstein
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

 

46 points is the maximum number of points one can achieve. Mike Lippa set the record with 36 points back in 2016.

 

  • 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 2021 Stanley Cup winner
  • 2 points for correctly choosing the 2021 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 2021 Stanley Cup winner before the playoffs begin
  • 3 points for correctly choosing the 2021 Conn Smythe winner before the playoffs begin

 

 

And Now…Our Fearless 2021 Third Round Predictions:

 

Mike Lippa 12 Points (7 for 12)
Tampa Bay Lightning in 6 games
Vegas Golden Knights in 6 games

 

Bruce Bolton 11 Points (7 for 12)
Tampa Bay in 6
Vegas in 5

Mick Kern 11 Points (7 for 12)
Tampa Bay in 7
Vegas in 5

Peter Berce 10 Points (6 for 12)
Islanders in 6
Vegas in 6

Steve Kouleas 9 Points (7 for 12)
Tampa Bay in 6
Vegas in 6

Jesse Ralph 9 Points (7 for 12)
Tampa in 7
Montreal in 7

 

Jonathan Davis 9 Points (6 for 12)
Tampa Bay in 6
Vegas in 5

 

Joe Thistel 9 Points (6 for 12)
Tampa Bay in 6
Montreal in 7

Dennis Bernstein 8 Points (6 for 12)
Tampa Bay in 6
Vegas in 6

 

Dave McCarthy 8 Points (6 for 12)
Tampa Bay in 6
Vegas in 6

Jim Gordon 8 Points (6 for 12)
Islanders in 7
Vegas in 7

Shane Malloy 7 Points (6 for 12)
Tampa Bay in 7
Vegas in 6

Scott Laughlin 6 Points (6 for 12)
Tampa Bay in 7
Vegas in 6

Tyler Madaraz 6 Points (6 for 12)
Tampa Bay in 6
Vegas in 5

Gord Stellick 6 Points (5 for 12
Tampa in 6
Vegas in 6

 

Jake Hahn 6 Points (5 for 12)
Tampa in 7
Vegas in 6

 

Bernie Corbett 5 Points (5 for 12)
Tampa in 7
Vegas in 6

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