With the Stanley Cup Playoffs beginning, here are our predictions for the first round:

Eastern Conference

- Washington vs. Philadelphia         

Capitals in 6 games

- Pittsburgh vs. New York Rangers

Rangers in 7 games

- Florida vs. New York Islanders

Panthers in 6 games

- Tampa Bay vs. Detroit   

Lightning in 7 games 

Western Conference

- Dallas vs. Minnesota

Stars in 6 games

- St. Louis vs. Chicago

Blackhawks in 6-games

- Anaheim vs. Nashville

Ducks in 6 games

- San Jose vs. Los Angeles

Sharks in 7-games