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2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs: PHT’s Round 1 picks

Apr 30, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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The ProHockeyTalk staff is comprised of myself (Mike Halford), Jason Brough, Joe Yerdon, James O’Brien, Ryan Dadoun and Cam Tucker.

We write about hockey for a living, though that might not be evident by the end of this.

Regardless, here are our fearless picks for the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs. Be sure to add yours in the comments section — if you do really well this round, we might invite you to try again in Round 2 (or, come up with a better incentive to participate.)

Western Conference

No. 1 Chicago vs. No. 8 Minnesota

Halford: Blackhawks in 4

Brough: Blackhawks in 5

Yerdon: Blackhawks in 5

O’Brien: Blackhawks in 5

Dadoun: Blackhawks in 5

Tucker: Blackhawks in 5

No. 2 Anaheim vs. No. 7 Detroit

Halford: Ducks in 7

Brough: Red Wings in 6

Yerdon: Red Wings in 7

O’Brien: Red Wings in 6

Dadoun: Ducks in 6

Tucker: Red Wings in 7

No. 3 Vancouver vs. No. 6 San Jose

Halford: Canucks in 6

Brough: Canucks in 7

Yerdon: Canucks in 7

O’Brien: Canucks in 7

Dadoun: Sharks in 7

Tucker: Canucks in 7

No. 4 St Louis vs. No. 5 Los Angeles

Halford: Blues in 7

Brough: Kings in 6

Yerdon: Kings in 6

O’Brien: Kings in 6

Dadoun: Blues in 6

Tucker: Blues in 6

Eastern Conference

No. 1 Pittsburgh vs. No. 8 New York Islanders

Halford: Penguins in 6

Brough: Penguins in 5

Yerdon: Penguins in 6

O’Brien: Penguins in 6

Dadoun: Penguins in 5

Tucker: Penguins in 5

No. 2 Montreal vs. No. 7 Ottawa

Halford: Canadiens in 6

Brough: Senators in 6

Yerdon: Canadiens in 7

O’Brien: Canadiens in 6

Dadoun: Senators in 7

Tucker: Senators in 6

No. 3 Washington vs. No. 6 New York Rangers

Halford: Capitals in 7

Brough: Rangers in 6

Yerdon: Rangers in 7

O’Brien: Rangers in 7

Dadoun: Rangers in 6

Tucker: Capitals in 6

No. 4 Boston vs. No. 5 Toronto

Halford: Bruins in 6

Brough: Bruins in 5

Yerdon: Leafs in 7

O’Brien: Bruins in 6

Dadoun: Bruins in 6

Tucker: Bruins in 7

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