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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:23 pm 
 

STANLEY CUP SEMI-FINALS

Vegas Golden Knights (1) vs. Montréal Canadiens (4)
The Vegas Golden Knights finds themselves in the third round of the playoffs for the second straight season. The Montréal Canadiens has made it to the third round for the first time since 2014, before Vegas even began life as a franchise. This marks the first playoff meeting between the two teams. Montréal has received stellar goaltending from Carey Price so far in the playoffs, and that will be what they rely on if they are to make their first Stanley Cup Final appearance since 1993. Price is considered to be the best goaltender in the history of the franchise history who has never won them the Stanley Cup. Vegas are a more offensive minded team than the Canadiens, and will need to rely on offense to win the series.
Prediction: Vegas in six games.

Tampa Bay Lightning (2) vs. New York Islanders (3)
This marks the second straight year that the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders meet in the third round of the playoffs. Tampa Bay is hoping to win their second straight Stanley Cup, whereas the Islanders hope to punch their ticket to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1984. The Islanders will want to make sure they keep their penalty time to a minimum throughout the series, due to the vicious power play that the Lightning have. Both teams are very strong in the goaltending department. The Islanders have two very strong goaltenders in Ilya Sorokin and Semyon Varmalov, and could use either one throughout the series. The Lightning have former Vezina winner Andrei Vasilevskiy as their goaltender, and he has put up very strong numbers so far in this year's post-season.
Prediction: Tampa Bay in seven games.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:52 pm 
 

I'm just copy and pasting this from the previous thread but:

Guys, I don't watch hockey at all. My brother and my mom are both die-hard montreal fans. I know NOTHING about the team or the teams they are playing.

When the playoffs started, I jokingly said to them one day "Habs in 7 over the leafs".
At the start of the next round I said, "ahh, habs will sweep the jets."
Today they asked me for my clairvoyance. I said, "Habs in 6. Double Overtime in the last game."

*shrug* may as well keep going with them at this point.

In terms of the other series, I know even less about those teams, but I've heard my family say Tampa is scary, so Tampa in 5.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:38 pm 
 

I want it to be Islanders vs Canadiens. I'm confident it will be the exact opposite.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:01 am 
 

Vegas Golden Knights (1) vs. Montréal Canadiens (4): Canadiens in six.
Tampa Bay Lightning (2) vs. New York Islanders (3): Lightning in six.

So far, my predictions haven't been too bad. I'm really watching the playoffs from a neutral and objective perspective without rooting for any team since my two favourite teams didn't even make it to the playoffs this season. I like what I have seen from all four teams still involved so far and I'm fine with any of those teams winning the Stanley Cup.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:03 pm 
 

I predict Vegas Golden Knights vs Tampa Bay Lightning in the Finals.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2021 4:59 pm 
 

pyratebastard wrote:
I predict Vegas Golden Knights vs Tampa Bay Lightning in the Finals.

If Vegas can get off their habit of stringing things out, it should end up like that.

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Deathstalker1985
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:15 am 
 

So, if Montreal doesn't blow their 3-2 lead against Vegas, does that mean they are Western Conference Champions this season?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:55 am 
 

Yes, indeed, and it would be the very first time in franchise history that they win this trophy. It would certainly be awesome!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:37 am 
 

pyratebastard wrote:
I predict Vegas Golden Knights vs Tampa Bay Lightning in the Finals.


Same. But my predictions have all been terrible so far.

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Waltz_of_Ghouls
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:23 am 
 

Bye Vegas!

Montreal reaches the finals!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:48 am 
 

Curious_dead wrote:
pyratebastard wrote:
I predict Vegas Golden Knights vs Tampa Bay Lightning in the Finals.


Same. But my predictions have all been terrible so far.


My predictions were indeed terrible. I predict Tampa Bay in 4. Maybe 5 at most.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:53 am 
 

Montreal vs New York : Mtl in 6

Montreal vs Tampa Bay : Mtl in 6
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2021 11:10 am 
 

Crazy awesome, love seeing Montreal make it this far!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2021 8:20 am 
 

jimbies wrote:
I'm just copy and pasting this from the previous thread but:

Guys, I don't watch hockey at all. My brother and my mom are both die-hard montreal fans. I know NOTHING about the team or the teams they are playing.

When the playoffs started, I jokingly said to them one day "Habs in 7 over the leafs".
At the start of the next round I said, "ahh, habs will sweep the jets."
Today they asked me for my clairvoyance. I said, "Habs in 6. Double Overtime in the last game."

*shrug* may as well keep going with them at this point.

In terms of the other series, I know even less about those teams, but I've heard my family say Tampa is scary, so Tampa in 5.


So, Habs in 6 in (single) overtime. I was pretty close for someone that never watches this sport.

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