PSN NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Picks

The Chicago Blackhawks look for their fourth championship in eight years when the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin tonight around North America. Our analysts provide their picks with Chicago getting the nod in the West and with Washington and Columbus getting split in the East.

By Greg DePalma, PSN Executive Producer

You can check out Monday’s Stanley Cup Playoffs preview edition of Prime Sports Hockey with team and first-round series analysis, updated championship odds, picks and more.

Current Stanley Cup odds

4-1…Chicago and Washington

8-1…Minnesota and Pittsburgh

10-1…Columbus

15-1…Montreal, NYR and San Jose

17-1…Anaheim and Edmonton

28-1…Calgary, Nashville and Ottawa

30-1…Boston, St. Louis and Toronto

Eastern Conference Picks

Washington vs. Toronto

Jan…Capitals

Greg…Capitals

Pittsburgh vs. Columbus

Jan…Penguins

Greg…Blue Jackets

Montreal vs. New York

Jan…Rangers

Greg…Canadians

Ottawa vs. Boston

Jan…Bruins

Greg…Senators

 

***Eastern Champions

Jan…Capitals

Greg…Blue Jackets

 

Western Conference Picks

Chicago vs. Nashville

Jan…Blackhawks

Greg…Blackhawks

Minnesota vs. St. Louis

Jan…Wild

Greg…Wild

Anaheim vs. Calgary

Jan…Ducks

Greg…Ducks

Edmonton vs. San Jose

Jan…Oilers

Greg…Sharks

 

***Western Champions

Jan…Blackhawks

Greg…Blackhawks

 

***Stanley Cup Champions***

Jan…Capitals

Greg…Blackhawks

 

Here are the Stanley Cup futures selections from each analyst…

Jan Levine

April 10th

-Edmonton, 17-1…$25

-UPDATE: $0 remaining

March 15th

-Ottawa, 20-1…$25

-Tampa Bay, 45-1…$25

-UPDATE: $25 remaining

March 2nd

-Tampa Bay, 50-1…$50

-UPDATE: $75 remaining

February 8th

-San Jose, 15-1…$75

-UPDATE: $125 remaining

 January 19th

-Anaheim, 16-1…$50

-UPDATE: $200 remaining

December 14th

-NYR, 9-1…$20

-Pittsburgh, 10-1…$55

-Washington, 12-1…$50

-Columbus, 22-1…$50

-LAK, 28-1…$25

-Philadelphia, 30-1…$50

Greg DePalma

March 15th

-Chicago, 7-1…$70

-Ottawa, 20-1…$25

-Tampa Bay, 45-1…$10

-UPDATE: $0 remaining

March 2nd

-Calgary, 40-1…$15

-Tampa Bay, 50-1…$10

-UPDATE: $105 remaining

February 8th

-San Jose, 15-1…$50

-Nashville, 25-1…$20

-UPDATE: $130 remaining

January 19th

-Anaheim, 16-1…$50

-UPDATE: $200 remaining

December 14th

-San Jose, 10-1…$75

-Washington, 12-1…$85

-Columbus, Nashville, 22-1…$25

-LAK, 28-1…$20

-Philadelphia, 30-1…$20

PICKS POINTS FORMULA

Each analyst gets 250 points to use before the season begins and 250 for the regular season and postseason through the Stanley Cup Finals for a total of 500.

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