By Eric Jacinto, Joe Wagner, Ryan Waterman, Matt Koontz and Chris Larson
In less than two hours, the 2018 Stanley Cup Finals start as the Western Conference champions, the Vegas Golden Knights face-off against the Eastern Conference champions, the Washington Capitals from Las Vegas, Nevada in game one.
The Vegas Golden Knights, in their first year have made the Stanley Cup Finals having beaten the Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks and Winnipeg Jets to get to the Cup Finals.
The Washington Capitals, beat the Columbus Blue Jackets, Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning to get to the Cup Finals.
Nobody would of ever thought an Vegas Golden Knights would even get to the playoffs let alone the Stanley Cup Finals in their first ever season but they did with players that had something to prove. It's probably one of the best stories in sports this year. The Capitals, a lot of people including myself thought they would just choke like they have in the past but they proved everybody wrong themselves by beaten the back-to-back Cup Champions, the Penguins and the Cup favorites coming into the season, the Lightning in back-to-back series.
Game Two: Wednesday, May 30 (@ Vegas)
Game Three: Saturday, June 2 (@ Washington, D.C.)
Game Four: Monday, June 4 (@ Washington, D.C.)
*Game Five: Thursday, June 7 (@ Vegas)
*Game Six: Sunday, June 10 (@ Washington, D.C.)
*Game Seven: Wednesday, June 13 (@ Vegas)
* If Necessary
Bold = As Home Ice Advantage
A Atlantic Division, M Metropolitan Division, P Pacific Division, C Central Division
Let's See how each of us did in our second round predictions.
(Overall Playoff Prediction Record)
Click here to view our second round Predictions:
Eric Jacinto's Conference Finals Record: 1-1 (9-5)
Joe's Conference Finals Record: 1-1 (4-2; didn't pick in first round)
Ryan's Conference Finals Record: 0-2 (7-7)
Matt's Conference Finals Record: 1-1 (10-4)
Chris's Conference Finals Record: 0-2 (8-6)
2018 Stanley Cup Predictions:
(P1) Vegas Golden Knights vs. (M1) Washington Capitals
Vegas Golden Knights beat the Winnipeg Jets in 5 Games
Washington Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning in 7 Games
Playoff History: None
Regular Season Series: Vegas won Both games vs. the Capitals
Eric's Prediction: Capitals in 7
Joe's Prediction: Golden Knights in 6
Ryan's Prediction: Capitals in 6
Matt's Prediction: Capitals in 6
Chris's Prediction: Golden Knights in 7