NHL playoff predictions 2014: Conference finals edition

Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Only four teams are left in this year's playoffs. Who do we think will make the Stanley Cup Finals?

Throughout the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, we're going round-by-round and predicting the outcomes of each playoff series. We've reached the Eastern and Western Conference Final round, and us on the BSH staff are predicting who we think will win the two series that we'll see play out over the next week or two.

(Yes, we're publishing this after Conference Finals started. We made the picks before it started. We promise.)

As always, the panel:

The predictions:

Series Travis Kurt Collin Eric Albert Charlie Kevin Allison Kelly Campfire Bot
Canadiens vs. Rangers NYR in 6 MTL in 7 NYR in 7 NYR in 6 MTL in 7 NYR in 7 MTL in 7 MTL in 6 MTL in 6 NYR in 5
Blackhawks vs. Kings
LAK in 6 CHI in 5 CHI in 7 LAK in 7 CHI in 6 CHI in 6 LAK in 7 CHI in 7 LAK in 6 LAK in 4

Round 2 recap:

Series Travis Kurt Collin Eric Albert Charlie Kevin Kelly Campfire Bot
Penguins vs. Rangers NYR in 6 PIT in 7 NYR in 7 NYR in 6
NYR in 5
NYR in 6 NYR in 6
NYR in 6
NYR in 5
Bruins vs. Canadiens
BOS in 6 BOS in 6 MTL in 7
BOS in 5 BOS in 5 BOS in 6 BOS in 7 MTL in 7
BOS in 5
Blackhawks vs. Wild
CHI in 5
CHI in 5 CHI in 5 CHI in 5
CHI in 6
CHI in 5 CHI in 5 CHI in 5 MIN in 7
Kings vs. Ducks
LAK in 6
LAK in 7
LAK in 6
LAK in 5
LAK in 6
LAK in 7
LAK in 6
LAK in 6
LAK in 5
Total (Perfect)
3/4 (0)
2/4 (1)
4/4 (2)
3/4 (0)
3/4 (1)
3/4 (1)
3/4 (0)
4/4 (1)
2/4 (0)
Rounds 1 + 2 (Perfect)
8/12 (3)
7/12 (3)
10/12 (6)
8/12 (0)
7/12 (2)
10/12 (3)
9/12 (1)
7/12 (3)
3/12 (0)

Round 1 recap:

Series Travis Kurt Collin Eric Albert Charlie Kevin Kelly Campfire Bot
Flyers vs. Rangers NYR in 6 NYR in 7 NYR in 7 NYR in 5 PHI in 6 NYR in 6 PHI in 7 PHI in 6 PHI in 6
Penguins vs. Blue Jackets PIT in 6 PIT in 7 PIT in 6 CBJ in 6 PIT in 5 CBJ in 7 PIT in 6 CBJ in 7 CBJ in 7
Bruins vs. Red Wings BOS in 6 BOS in 5 BOS in 6 BOS in 6 BOS in 6 BOS in 7 BOS in 6 BOS in 5 DET in 6
Canadiens vs. Lightning TBL in 7 MTL in 6 TBL in 7 TBL in 6 TBL in 7 MTL in 6 MTL in 7 TBL in 6 TBL in 4
Ducks vs. Stars DAL in 7 DAL in 7 ANA in 6 ANA in 7 ANA in 5 ANA in 6 DAL in 7 ANA in 6 DAL in 5
Avalanche vs. Wild COL in 5 MIN in 6 MIN in 6 COL in 6 COL in 6 MIN in 7 MIN in 6 COL in 5 COL in 5
Sharks vs. Kings LAK in 7 SJS in 6 SJS in 7 LAK in 6 LAK in 7 LAK in 6 LAK in 6 LAK in 6 SJS in 5
Blues vs. Blackhawks CHI in 6 STL in 7 CHI in 6 CHI in 5 STL in 6 CHI in 5 CHI in 7 STL in 7 CHI in 7
Total (Perfect)
5/8 (3)
5/8 (2)
6/8 (4)
5/8 (0)
4/8 (1)
7/8 (2)
6/8 (1)
3/8 (2)
1/8 (0)

cfbot is slowly catching up to Kurt, Albert and Kelly.

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