Not perfect……but not bad through round one…. Here’s how I think the second round plays out:
Islanders over Lightning in 7: Tampa’s a better team than they shows in game one, but the Islanders are a better team than pretty much anybody thought they were. I had ’em in round one and I’m sticking with ’em here.
Washington over Pittsburgh in 6: I’m with Craig Button when he says the only thing wrong with this series is that it’s in round 2. This one’s going to be fun but the difference will be Vezina finalist Braden Holtby v The Penguin’s musical cavalcade of back up goalies.
St Louis over Dallas in 6: The Blues look solid front to back, and now they’ve actually beaten somebody in the first round, might actually believe in themselves. Stars are sloppy, sloppy, sloppy in their own end.
San Jose over Nashville in 5: Riding high off the upset and putting a wall in front of Pekk Rinne, the Preds take one in San Jose. After that, it’s midnight Cinderella.