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2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs – Rangers-Hurricanes, Lightning-Panthers, Blues-Avalanche, Oilers-Flames picks


The first round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs was a doozy, with five series going to Game 7 — and two of those Game 7s going to overtime.

We now enter the second round, which includes four superb matchups: the Florida Panthers against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Carolina Hurricanes against the New York Rangers, the Colorado Avalanche against the St. Louis Blues and the Calgary Flames against the Edmonton Oilers.

It’s time for our pundits to post their predictions on the four teams that will approach the Stanley Cup Finals, which returns to ABC this season.

After: Full playoff schedule
Cycle 1 lessons
Off-season keys for eliminated teams

Atlantic Division

Sean Allen: Panthers in six
Blake Bolden: panthers in seven
Brian Boucher: Panthers in six
John Bucgross: panthers in seven
Ryan Callahan: Panthers in six
Cassie Campbell-Pascall: lightning in six
Sachin Chandan: panthers in seven
Linda Cohn: panthers in seven
Rick Di Pietro: panthers in seven
Ray Ferraro: panthers in seven
Lea Hextall: panthers in seven
Emily Kaplan: lightning in seven
Tim Kavanagh: lightning in six
Hilary Knight: lightning in seven
Don La Greca: panthers in seven
Peter Lawrence-Riddell: lightning in six
Steve Levy: panthers in seven
Victoria Matiash: panthers in seven
Sean McDonough: panthers in seven
Mark Messier: lightning in seven
AJ Mleczko: lightning in seven
Arda Ocal: lightning in six
Kristen Shilton: lightning in six
John Tortorella: panthers in seven
Kevin Weekes: lightning in seven
Bob Wischsen: panthers in seven
Greg Wyshynski: Panthers in six

Consensus choice: Panthers, 17/27

Metropolitan Division

Allen: Rangers in Seven
Fat : Hurricanes in six
Butcher : Hurricanes in six
Buccigrosse: Hurricanes in seven
Callahan: Hurricanes in six
Campbell-Pascall: Hurricanes in five
Chandane: Hurricanes in five
Cohn: Rangers in Seven
Di Pietro: Hurricanes in six
Ferrari: Hurricanes in six
Hexlarge: Hurricanes in six
Kaplan: Hurricanes in seven
Kavanagh: Hurricanes in six
Knight: Hurricanes in six
La Greca: Hurricanes in six
Laurent Riddell: Hurricanes in seven
Sample: Rangers in Seven
Matiash: Rangers in Seven
McDonough: Hurricanes in seven
Sir: Rangers in six
Mleczko: Hurricanes in seven
Ocal: Rangers in Seven
Shilton: Hurricanes in six
Tortorella: Hurricanes in six
Weeks: Rangers in Seven
Wischusen: Rangers in Seven
Wyshinsky: Hurricanes in five

Consensus choice: Hurricanes, 19/27

Central Division

Allen: Avalanche in five
Fat : Avalanche in six
Butcher : Avalanche in six
Buccigrosse: Avalanche in seven
Callahan: Avalanche in seven
Campbell-Pascall: Avalanche in six
Chandane: The Blues in six
Cohn: Avalanche in seven
Di Pietro: Avalanche in seven
Ferrari: Avalanche in six
Hexlarge: Avalanche in five
Kaplan: Avalanche in six
Kavanagh: The Blues in seven
Knight: Avalanche in seven
La Greca: Avalanche in five
Laurent Riddell: Avalanche in six
Sample: Avalanche in five
Matiash: Avalanche in six
McDonough: Avalanche in seven
Sir: Avalanche in seven
Mleczko: Avalanche in six
Ocal: Avalanche in five
Shilton: Avalanche in seven
Tortorella: Avalanche in six
Weeks: The Blues in seven
Wischusen: Avalanche in six
Wyshinsky: The Blues in seven

Consensus choice: Avalanche, 23/27

Pacific Department

Allen: Flames in six
Fat : Flames in Seven
Butcher : Flames in six
Buccigrosse: Flames in six
Callahan: Flames in Five
Campbell-Pascall: Flames in six
Chandane: Flames in six
Cohn: Oilers in six
Di Pietro: Flames in six
Ferrari: Flames in Seven
Hexlarge: Flames in six
Kaplan: Flames in six
Kavanagh: Oilers in seven
Knight: Flames in six
La Greca: Flames in six
Laurent Riddell: Flames in Seven
Sample: Flames in Seven
Matiash: Flames in Seven
McDonough: Flames in Seven
Sir: Oilers in six
Mleczko: Flames in six
Ocal: Oilers in seven
Shilton: Flames in six
Tortorella: Flames in six
Weeks: Flames in Seven
Wischusen: Flames in Seven
Wyshinsky: Flames in Seven

Consensus choice: Flames, 23/27