Today is the first day of the NHL playoffs, the best day of the year! All games are televised (woot) — channels and schedule below. If you’re team is playing tonight, good luck!

7:00PM – Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens (NHL Network)

7:00PM – NY Islanders vs. Washington Capitals (USA)

8:30PM – Chicago Blackhawks vs. Nashville Predators (NBCSN, TVA Sports)

10:30PM – Calgary Flames vs. Vancouver Canucks (USA)

2015 Playoffs – First Round Predictions

It’s the best time of the year again — the NHL playoffs. Below Matt, Anthony and Chris detail their picks for the first round. Let’s see who comes out on top – loser buys beer!

Western Conference
  • St. Louis vs. Minnesota
    • Minnesota in 7 – Chris
    • St. Louis in 6 – Anthony
    • St. Louis in 7 – Matt
  • Nashville vs. Chicago
    • Chicago in 6 – Chris
    • Chicago in 5 – Anthony
    • Chicago in 6 – Matt
  • Anaheim vs. Winnipeg
    • Anaheim in 5 – Chris
    • Anaheim in 4 – Anthony
    • Anaheim in 5 – Matt
  • Vancouver vs. Calgary
    • Vancouver in 6 – Chris
    • Vancouver in 7 – Anthony
    • Calgary in 7 – Matt
Eastern Conference
  • Montreal vs. Ottawa
    • Montreal in 6 – Chris
    • Ottawa in 6 – Anthony
    • Ottawa in 7 – Matt
  • Tampa Bay vs. Detroit
    • Tampa Bay in 7 – Chris
    • Tampa Bay in 5 – Anthony
    • Tampa Bay in 6 – Matt
  • New York vs. Pittsburgh
    • New York in 6 – Chris
    • New York in 5 – Anthony
    • New York in 5 – Matt
  • New York vs. Washington
    • Washington in 6 – Chris
    • New York in 7 – Anthony
    • Washington in 7 – Matt

Leave us your thoughts! Do you think we are right on the money or are we totally off the ball? Any major upsets in the first round?

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