A preview of the Stanley Cup semi-finals.
|Okay. I decided not to look over the statistics to predict the winners of the third round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Why you ask?
It is because you basically ought of throw the statistics out the window.
This year's playoffs are hard to predict.
I really didn't think the Carolina Hurricanes were capable of making it to the semi-finals.
Well, the Hurricanes did.
It begs the question. What happen to the New York Islanders in the second round?
The Islanders had no problem with the Pittsburgh Penguins, but choked against the 'Canes.
The St. Louis Blues/Dallas Stars series was a toss up.
I just thought Dallas was going to win because the Blues haven't been in the semi-finals in recent years.
The Boston Bruins and the San Jose Sharks was no big surprise.
To be honest, I thought both the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Colorado Avalanche were lucky to get past the first round.
I am, however, surprised that the Avalanche pushed the Sharks to a seventh game.
Now on to the semi-finals.
Although, it is simple to say that Bruins are going to beat Carolina, no problem, the fact is, it won't be.
The Hurricanes have surprised hockey fans.
I think the Bruins is going to win the series, but not in four or five games.
Prediction: Bruins in seven games.
In the Western Conference Final, I think the Sharks have upper hand, however, don't count out St. Louis.
There is a possible chance that the Blues and Bruins are going to have a rematch of the 1970 Stanley Cup Final.
Prediction: Sharks in seven games.