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NHL playoff predictions from the Globe staff


Bruins vs. Red Wings: Boston in six. Wings’ smarts gets them two wins. But the Bruins’ depth sends Wings back to their rocking chairs.

Eastern Conference: Boston. Bruins dare to lift the Prince of Wales Trophy. Practice for the Cup.

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Western Conference: San Jose. Sharks play a sport other than hockey when they’re rocking and rolling. No other team plays with such speed, ferocity, and skill.

Stanley Cup: Boston.


Bruins vs. Red Wings: Boston in six. It certainly won’t be easy, but the Bruins combat Detroit’s speed and move on.

Eastern Conference: Boston. Tuukka Rask proves to be the better goaltender in duel against Henrik Lundqvist and Rangers.

Western Conference: Los Angeles. Kings spoil a rematch of last season’s Cup Final.

Stanley Cup: Bruins.


Bruins vs. Red Wings: Boston in six. Red Wings still bitter about losing Bucyk to Bruins.

Eastern Conference: Boston. Because Iginla didn’t get it right last year.

Western Conference: San Jose. Jumbo Joe has to get there someday, right?

Stanley Cup: Boston.


Bruins vs. Red Wings: Detroit in seven. They are not the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Eastern Conference: Pittsburgh. With Bruins gone, Crosby and Malkin finally get a shot on net.

Western Conference: Anaheim. Jonas Hiller is the mightiest.

Stanley Cup: Anaheim. Teemu Selanne gets an Olympic bronze medal and Cup ring in same year.

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