After Round 1 it came down to Tampa Bay/Pittsburgh as to who would take the lead. Tampa won so I have a 1 game lead over Natalie. Onto Round 2 picks, we are carrying over the 5-4 lead I have. What U2 song to pick for this round? One for the fans who will see their team lose in this round.
“2 Shots of Happy, 1 Shot of Sad”
Washington vs Tampa Bay
Natalie and I pick Washington.
I picked Tampa Bay to beat Pittsburgh. Mainly since I thought the Pens would wear down without Malkin/Crosby. Turned out that way. Games 5 and 6 they were beaten easily. Put up a fight in Game 7. 1-0 loss is a tough one to take.
Didn’t think Caps would beat the Rangers, Natalie picked them. I think the Caps have enough to beat the Lightning. And Caps at full strength compared to the Penguins. Caps in 6.
Boston vs Philadelphia
Natalie is going with Boston.
Glad my Bruins pulled it out against Montreal. But I think Philly is a bit better. And a 3-0 comeback last season against the Bruins and an appearance in the Finals doesn’t hurt their chances. I can separate who I “think” will win versus who I “want” to win. Would I like the Redskins to win the Super Bowl next season. Of course, it’s not going to happen though. Flyers in 6.
Vancouver vs Nashville
Both going Vancouver.
We both picked Chicago which almost worked out. Not sure about Natalie but I’m picking the Canucks mainly for knowing nothing about the Predators. Except for Mike Fisher ‘Mr. Underwood’ being on that team. Canucks in 6.
Detroit vs San Jose
San Jose is Natalie’s pick.
I will pick Detroit. History of winning and making to the Finals. Sharks, not so much. They also weren’t that great against L.A. Especially early in games. Outscored 8-1 by the Kings in the 1st periods in that series. Can’t do that against the Red Wings. Detroit in 7.
Thanks to Natalie for sending the picks, she’s been reporting from Manitoba all week. Blog here about all the friendly people of the province.