NHL playoffs predictions from Globe staff


Bruins vs. Maple Leafs: Boston in seven. Enough gas in tank to last one round. Empty come Round 2.

Eastern Conference: Pittsburgh. Dan Bylsma gets so bored with winning that Mike Tomlin coaches one game.


Western Conference: Anaheim. Ryan Getzlaf too bald, er, big, for opponents to slow down.

Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh.


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Bruins vs. Maple Leafs: Boston in seven. Jagr pots GWG in clincher, issues 17,565 salutes to Garden crowd in touching ceremony that wraps up at 5 a.m. May 14.

Eastern Conference: Pittsburgh. Ex-Bruin Jarome Iginla notes that he’ll “always feel like a Bruin’’ as he enters the Cup finals.

Western Conference: Chicago. City of Big Shoulders and even bigger goaltending.


Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh.


Bruins vs. Maple Leafs: Toronto in six. I’m picking the team with Orr, Colton.

Eastern Conference winner: Montreal. If star defenseman P.K. Subban is not beaten to a pulp.

Western Conference winner: Chicago. Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, and Marian Hossa. Beat that.

Stanley Cup: Chicago.

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