2018 NHL Playoffs Predictions 2nd Round Update

Ooof. Owie. First round predictions weren’t bad. Second round? Not good.

What went right

Really not a whole lot to say, here. Tampa Bay did end up beating Boston to fix that quadrant of my bracket, but that’s about all I got right. Prediction accuracy in this round was 1 for 4 (25%).

What went wrong

  • RIP Sharks. I knew the Golden Knights were going to be a tough team to beat and that if the Sharks were going to win, it would take a full 7 games. Sadly, San Jose didn’t make it that far; Vegas took the series in 6 games.
  • Caps beat the Penguins! I’m happy to have gotten this one wrong.
  • I thought that Nashville would dominate Winnipeg but Winnipeg ended up winning the series after 7 games. I know very little about Winnipeg but they must be doing something special to have survived against what I consider to be a very stacked team. I’m looking forward to using this as an opportunity to learn more about the Jets.

Thoughts on next matchups

Las Vegas (1) vs Winnipeg (2)

I’m on the Jets bandwagon. I can’t even name more than 3 players on the roster but I’d love to watch them eliminate Vegas. It would be educational to see what it finally took to knock out the Golden Knights. Jets in 4 because that’s what I want.

Tampa Bay (1) vs Washington (1)

Go Sharks East Capitals! Washington in 6.

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