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Your NHL playoff predictions?

Which team will win each second-round playoff series? Cast your votes below!

  • Which team will win Game 7 of the Bruins-Canadiens series in Boston?

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  • How will the Ducks-Kings series play out? (Ducks lead 3-2)

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Three Game 7s in the NHL

Tonight's going to be an exciting night for hockey fans, as three of the Stanley Cup playoff series will drop the puck on their respective Game 7s. Wayne Simmonds' hat trick last night helped the Flyers force a deciding Game 7 against the Rangers, the Sharks face an interesting goaltending decision in their decisive matchup against the Kings, and the Avalanche will try to come back after a disastrous third period against the Wild in their Game 6. It's often been said that the NHL has the most intense playoff series in all of sports, and tonight's slate of games will likely show why that's true.

Which league has the best playoff Game 7s?

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  • Who should start in goal for the Sharks in Game 7?

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  • Which team will win this first-round matchup? (Tied 3-3)

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  • Which team will win this first-round matchup? (Tied 3-3)

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  • Which team will win this first-round matchup? (Tied 3-3)

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The playoff matchups are set, with 16 teams ready to take a run at the Stanley Cup. The Bruins finished the season with the most points overall and are our experts' pick to win it all, but do you have them as the best team in all of hockey? How do all these teams stack up? Submit your rankings!

Be sure to check out ESPN.com's weekly NHL Power Rankings.

NHL Playoff Power Rankings

Avalanche

Avalanche

Colorado Avalanche
52-22-8, 112 points

Blackhawks

Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks
46-21-15, 107 points

Blue Jackets

Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue Jackets
43-32-7, 93 points

Blues

Blues

St. Louis Blues
52-23-7, 111 points

Bruins

Bruins

Boston Bruins
54-19-9, 117 points

Canadiens

Canadiens

Montreal Canadiens
46-28-8, 100 points

Ducks

Ducks

Anaheim Ducks
54-20-8, 116 points

Flyers

Flyers

Philadelphia Flyers
42-30-10, 94 points

Kings

Kings

Los Angeles Kings
46-28-8, 100 points

Lightning

Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning
46-27-9, 101 points

Penguins

Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins
51-24-7, 109 points

Rangers

Rangers

New York Rangers
45-31-6, 96 points

Red Wings

Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings
39-28-15, 93 points

Sharks

Sharks

San Jose Sharks
51-22-9, 111 points

Stars

Stars

Dallas Stars
40-31-11, 91 points

Wild

Wild

Minnesota Wild
43-27-12, 98 points

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NHL playoff predictions?

The first round of the NHL playoffs is well underway, with some series over and others staying close to the end. What are your predictions?

Which team will win this first-round matchup? (Tied 3-3)

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Discuss (Total votes: 32,465)

  • Which team will win this first-round matchup? (Tied 3-3)

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    Discuss (Total votes: 37,530)

  • Which team will win this first-round matchup? (Tied 3-3)

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    Discuss (Total votes: 40,353)

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The Bruins continue to dominate the NHL landscape, and Pierre LeBrun has them as the top team for the fourth straight week in his power rankings. Boston had a temporary hiccup with losses to the Red Wings and Maple Leafs, but came back with a convincing 5-2 win over the Flyers. How do all these teams stack up? Submit your rankings!

Be sure to check out ESPN.com's weekly NHL Power Rankings.

NHL Power Rankings

Avalanche

Avalanche

Colorado Avalanche
50-21-7, 107 points

Blackhawks

Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks
45-19-15, 105 points

Blue Jackets

Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue Jackets
40-31-7, 87 points

Blues

Blues

St. Louis Blues
52-19-7, 111 points

Bruins

Bruins

Boston Bruins
53-16-7, 113 points

Canadiens

Canadiens

Montreal Canadiens
45-27-7, 97 points

Canucks

Canucks

Vancouver Canucks
35-32-11, 81 points

Capitals

Capitals

Washington Capitals
35-30-13, 83 points

Coyotes

Coyotes

Phoenix Coyotes
36-28-14, 86 points

Devils

Devils

New Jersey Devils
34-28-16, 84 points

Ducks

Ducks

Anaheim Ducks
50-20-8, 108 points

Flames

Flames

Calgary Flames
33-38-7, 73 points

Flyers

Flyers

Philadelphia Flyers
40-29-9, 89 points

Hurricanes

Hurricanes

Carolina Hurricanes
34-33-11, 79 points

Islanders

Islanders

New York Islanders
31-36-11, 73 points

Jets

Jets

Winnipeg Jets
35-34-10, 80 points

Kings

Kings

Los Angeles Kings
45-28-6, 96 points

Lightning

Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning
42-27-9, 93 points

Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs
38-33-8, 84 points

Oilers

Oilers

Edmonton Oilers
28-42-9, 65 points

Panthers

Panthers

Florida Panthers
28-43-8, 64 points

Penguins

Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins
50-24-5, 105 points

Predators

Predators

Nashville Predators
35-32-11, 81 points

Rangers

Rangers

New York Rangers
43-31-5, 91 points

Red Wings

Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings
37-27-14, 88 points

Sabres

Sabres

Buffalo Sabres
21-48-9, 51 points

Senators

Senators

Ottawa Senators
33-31-14, 80 points

Sharks

Sharks

San Jose Sharks
49-21-9, 107 points

Stars

Stars

Dallas Stars
38-29-11, 87 points

Wild

Wild

Minnesota Wild
40-26-12, 92 points

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