The panel is 9-5 for the posteason and can still pull off a 10-win record. Lanky and Ryan Ma missed a round, but hold a solid 8-2 record to lead the individuals. Check out DobberHockey's predictions for the Stanley Cup Final, including some other things to watch for…
Prior to the first round, we made some calls that we'll review for you right now. Conn Smythe – only Status, Miller and Lanky picked the Pens to go to the Final…only Miller and Bugg picked Detroit. So only those four could possibly have chosen the Conn Smythe correctly. Miller and Lanky chose Crosby, while Status went with Fleury. (Bugg said Carey Price)
Five people are still in the running for the top scorer of the postseason. Lanky, Maltais and Miller all went with Crosby, while Status chose Malkin. Bugg said Pavel Datsyuk.
We also had a category in which we would select the top scorer in the playoffs who had fewer than 50 points in the regular season. Unfortunately for Ryan Malone and RJ Umberger, who had 51 and 50 points respectively in the regular season, they do not qualify…their 15 points are pretty impressive. Actually, nobody predicted Johan Franzen and his 15 points. Jiri Hudler, Nik Kronwall and Stephane Robidas are the other top guys in this category. As for who was actually picked by an expert – Joe Pavelski was the top dark horse. His nine points was tops, and yours truly (Dobber) picked him. Runners-up are Lanky, Notch and Angus chose Marleau, who had eight points.
Now, onto the Final Round:
||PIT vs. DET