So, how'd you do? If you're like a decent number of the entrants into the first round of the pick 'em challenge this year, not so bad at all.
We only had one major upset in the first round, with only 14 out of 65 entries picking the Wild over the Blues. Other than that, the first round was mostly chalk, with the majority of folks having correctly picked "upsets" (if you can call them that) for the Blackhawks and Flames.
And remember how we changed the scoring to see a tighter competition? Mission accomplished, at least so far. See the numbers for yourself below:
So, with that, it's time for the Round 2 picks. Scoring for the second round is two points for picking the correct team, plus a five point bonus if you pick the correct winning team and length of series.
Since three of the four series are known, we will open the thread now. Picks for the Rangers/Capitals, Blackhawks/Wild and Ducks/Flames series will be counted until Thursday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. After that time, the comments will remain open, but any picks made for those three series will not be counted.
And if you didn't make picks in the first round, it's not too late to join the fun! Just make your picks in the comments below and play along.
Below are the CC staff picks. Who ya got?
|Round 2||(A1) MTL vs.
|(M1) NYR vs.
|(C3) CHI vs.
|(P1) ANA vs.
|Bob||Canadiens in 7||Rangers in 7||Blackhawks in 7||Ducks in 7|
|Cory||Canadiens in 7||Rangers in 6||Blackhawks in 6||Ducks in 5|
|Brian||Canadiens in 6||Capitals in 6||Wild in 6||Ducks in 7|
|Jamie||Lightning in 6||Capitals in 7||Wild in 7||Ducks in 5|
|PackPride17||Canadiens in 7||Rangers in 6||Blackhawks in 6||Ducks in 6|
|Matt||Lightning in 7||Rangers in 6||Blackhawks in 6||Ducks in 7|
|Kyle||Lightning in 6||Capitals in 7||Blackhawks in 7||Ducks in 5|