Since I’m behind in my previews and recaps, this will be quick.
(1) Washington Capitals v. (8) New York Rangers
Capitals in 6
I got the winner right, but the games wrong. Actual result: Capitals in 5.
(2) Philadelphia Flyers v. (7) Buffalo Sabres
Flyers in 6
Again, the right winner but wrong games count. Actual: Flyers in 7.
(3) Boston Bruins v. (6) Montreal Canadiens
Bruins in 7
Unfortunately I nailed this one. Actual: Bruins in 7.
(4) Pittsburgh Penguins v. (5) Tampa Bay Lightning
Penguins in 6
I got this completely wrong. Actual: Lightning in 7.
(1) Vancouver Canucks v. (8) Chicago Blackhawks
Canucks in 6
Right winner, wrong games. Actual: Canucks in 7.
(2) San Jose Sharks v. (7) Los Angeles Kings
Sharks in 6
Nailed it. Actual: Sharks in 6.
(3) Detroit Red Wings v. (6) Phoenix Coyotes
Coyotes in 7
Boy, was I wrong. Actual: Red Wings in 4.
(4) Anaheim Ducks v. (5) Nashville Predators
Ducks in 7
Well, will you look at that, Nashville finally won a series and made my prediction wrong. Actual: Predators in 6.
So, my final tally for the first round is 5-3. On to round two.