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Canes Country’s 2017 Playoff Pick ‘Em Challenge: Round 3

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Chip in for a good cause. You never know - you could still finish near the top, if you play your cards right.

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Only one major upset in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs means that it’s jam-packed at the top of the standings for the 2017 Canes Country Playoff Pick ‘Em Challenge benefitting the Bryan and Amanda Bickell Foundation.

But that said, if you’d like to enter, you’re welcome to do so! You still have a chance to finish in the top five, but you’d better be exactly right the rest of the way through, with 31 points available from here to the end of the competition.

Here are the standings after Round 2, with 28 points available. A couple of folks came really close to a clean sweep, especially Justin, who was one game off from picking every series exactly right:

If you’re new to the pick ‘em: this year, we’re doing the competition for the benefit of the Bryan and Amanda Bickell Foundation in celebration and honor of Bryan Bickell’s career. We’re asking for a $5 donation, although you may certainly donate more if you’d like. The winner will receive a $50 gift card of your choice, and the remainder of the pot will be a donation to the Bickell Foundation on behalf of Canes Country’s readers.

As a reminder: if you played in round 1 or 2 but haven’t made your donation yet, please don’t forget to send it along via PayPal to sbncanescountry@gmail.com.

The basics, for your refreshment and edumacation:

  • Comment on this post with the winner of each series and how many games. For the second round, you get two points for the correct winner, and the standard five bonus points if you also get the number of games correct.
  • After you comment, send your donation via PayPal to sbncanescountry@gmail.com. Make sure you include your username so that we know who to credit the donation to.
  • All picks must be in by puck drop of the first game of the third round, which is Friday, May 12, at 9:00 p.m. Comments will be closed at that time.
  • Please make certain that the email address associated with your SB Nation account is correct and active. We will email the winner, so if your email isn’t current, we won’t have any way to reach you. Also, if you would like to enter but are having trouble logging into your account, please email sbncanescountry@gmail.com and we will do our best to assist you.

Here are the Canes Country staff picks for the third round. Good luck!

CC Staff Picks: Second Round

Series Brian Jamie Zeke Brett Andrew S Andy Justin Cody Antoine Kevin Jake Ford Andrew A
Series Brian Jamie Zeke Brett Andrew S Andy Justin Cody Antoine Kevin Jake Ford Andrew A
(M2) Islanders vs. (WC1) Hurricanes Islanders in 6 ABSTAIN in ABSTAIN Hurricanes in 6 Hurricanes in 6 Hurricanes in 6 Hurricanes in 6 Hurricanes in 6 Hurricanes in 7 Hurricanes in 6 Islanders in 6 Hurricanes in 7 Hurricanes in 6 Islanders in 6
(A2) Bruins vs. (WC2) Blue Jackets Blue Jackets in 6 Blue Jackets in 7 Blue Jackets in 7 Bruins in 6 Bruins in 7 Blue Jackets in 7 Bruins in 6 Bruins in 6 Blue Jackets in 6 Bruins in 7 Blue Jackets in 6 Blue Jackets in 6 Bruins in 7
(C3) Blues vs. (WC1) Stars Blues in 5 Blues in 6 Blues in 6 Stars in 6 Blues in 7 Stars in 5 Blues in 6 Stars in 6 Blues in 6 Blues in 6 Blues in 6 Stars in 6 Blues in 6
(P2) Sharks vs. (WC2) Avalanche Sharks in 5 Avalanche in 7 Sharks in 5 Sharks in 7 Sharks in 5 Sharks in 6 Avalanche in 7 Sharks in 5 Sharks in 7 Sharks in 5 Sharks in 6 Sharks in 7 Sharks in 6

Legalities: The Canes Country 2017 Playoff Pick ‘Em Contest starts on April 10, 2017 at 7:00pm ET and ends on June 1, 2017 at 7:00pm ET. Open only to eligible legal residents of the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec), 18 years or older. Click here for Official Rules and complete details, including entry instructions, judging criteria, prize details and restrictions, etc. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Sponsor: Vox Media, Inc.