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Canes Country’s 2017 Playoff Pick ‘Em Challenge: Stanley Cup Final

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It’s your last chance to support the Bickell Foundation and show that you know your stuff. Make your picks now!

Anaheim Ducks v Nashville Predators - Game Six Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

One more round to go in the 2017 Canes Country Playoff Pick ‘Em Challenge benefitting the Bryan and Amanda Bickell Foundation, and after an exciting third round we have a great competition for the grand prize this year: six players within ten points of the lead, and nine with a chance to win the pick ‘em with a perfect performance in the Stanley Cup Final.

At this point, the grand prize is out of reach for folks who haven’t entered yet, but please feel free to enter anyway! You’ll benefit a great cause, and if you get it exactly right you’ll have some bragging rights, at the very least.

Here are the standings after Round 3, with 18 points available. Kudos to Matt, who jumped up into a tie for third with a perfect performance: not only was he the only one to pick the Penguins in 7, but he also took the Predators in 6, showing that we should probably all just pick who he takes for the Stanley Cup Final:

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 the first three rounds 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, how many games, and (for tiebreaking purposes) how many total goals will be scored by both teams in the Stanley Cup Final. For the final round, you get eight 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 final, which is Monday, May 29, at 8:00 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 Stanley Cup Final. 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.