Experts Panel: Eastern Conference Play-In Picks

Ian Gooding

2020-07-29

These past few months have been crazy, but the crew at Dobber Hockey is ready for some hockey again. And with that, some predictions for the play-in tournament.

Today, the writers weigh in with their predictions for the Eastern Conference play-in tournament in Toronto. Tomorrow, you'll see the predictions for the Western Conference play-in tournament in Edmonton. You'll see each writer's predicted winner, along with the number of games that it will take for that team to win. Remember, the play-in tournaments are best-of-5 series.

The panel's lifetime record is 94-55 when it comes to playoff predictions.

Eastern Conference matchups

Pittsburgh (5) vs. Montreal (12)

Carolina (6) vs. NY Rangers (11)

NY Islanders (7) vs. Florida (10)

Toronto (8) vs. Columbus (9)

 

Dobber

Pittsburgh in 4

NY Rangers in 5

NY Islanders in 4

Toronto in 5

 

Ian Gooding

Pittsburgh in 3

NY Rangers in 5

NY Islanders in 5

Toronto in 5

 

Mike Clifford

Pittsburgh in 4

NY Rangers in 5

Florida in 5

Toronto in 5

 

Cam Robinson

Pittsburgh in 4

Carolina in 5

NY Islanders in 4

Columbus in 4

 

Rick Roos

Pittsburgh in 4

NY Rangers in 3

Florida in 5

Toronto in 5

 

Dave Hall

Pittsburgh in 4

NY Rangers in 5

Florida in 4

Toronto in 4

 

Alex MacLean

Pittsburgh in 4

NY Rangers in 5

NY Islanders in 4

Toronto in 5

 

Grant Campbell

Pittsburgh in 4

Carolina in 5

NY Islanders in 4

Toronto in 4

 

Steve Dotzel

Pittsburgh in 4

NY Rangers in 4

NY Islanders in 5

Toronto in 5

 

Flip Livingstone

Montreal in 5

Carolina in 4

NY Islanders in 5

Toronto in 5

 

Aaron Boyle

Pittsburgh in 4

NY Rangers in 5

Florida in 4

Toronto in 3

 

Chris Kane

Pittsburgh in 5