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2018 NHL Playoff Predictions - Pro Sports Fandom
The NHL playoffs are FINALLY here, and we’ve got some absolutely incredible matchups. Who’s going to win what series? What team’s got the best chances to go to the Cup? Will the Penguins 3-Peat? We here at PSF have got you covered. Without further ado, the 2018 NHL Playoff Predictions. Eastern Conference We're set.@NJDevils vs. @TBLightning, First Round. #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/3TUlSOrRIc — NHL (@NHL) April 9, 2018 Atlantic #1 Tampa Bay Lightning vs Wild Card #2 New Jersey Devils If I’m at all spot on with my analysis on any series, this one will likely be it. The Devils slipped into the playoffs by one point and have been riding a hot goaltender in backup Keith Kinkaid into the playoffs. If they hadn’t gone 7-2-1 down the stretch, they likely wouldn’t have even made the playoffs to begin with. While they’re being carried by a likely Hart Trophy finalist in Taylor Hall, I don’t think the team around Hall will be able to pick up the slack whatsoever, which leaves them in a tough position against a high flying Tampa Bay Lightning roster. Now, onto the Lightning. This is an incredibly well put together roster, ending up with the top record [...]