It's time for the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs! Annually, our writers of NoHuddleNHL and NoHuddleSports give their predictions for the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a point system and an eventual champion based on the accuracy of their series predictions round by round.
Five points per correct prediction for series winner and an additional three if the writer also guesses the number of games correctly as well as the winner.
When the second round begins, the writers will give their predictions for the Stanley Cup Final participants and if both teams predicted end up being correct, that writer will receive an extra five points at the start of the Stanley Cup Final.
So may the best writer win! Here are the first round predictions!