First round predictions

Over the course of the NHL playoffs the WinnipegWhiteOut.com team will each predict the outcome of the playoffs in a friendly competition for bragging rights. Capone has a detailed breakdown of his picks.

Below is your guide to the playoffs with the series schedule, predictions of our entire staff as well as a pick for the website based on all contributors picks.

2012 EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
#1 New York Rangers
(51-4-7) 109 pts
#8 Ottawa Senators
(41-21-10) 92 pts
SERIES A TIME (ET) TEAMS Networks
Thursday, April 12, 2012 7 p.m. Ottawa at NY Rangers NHL Network, CBC
Saturday, April 14, 2012 7 p.m. Ottawa at NY Rangers NBC Sports Network, CBC
Monday, April 16, 2012 7:30 p.m. NY Rangers at Ottawa CBC, CNBC
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 7:30 p.m. NY Rangers at Ottawa CBC, CNBC
*Saturday, April 21, 2012 7 p.m. Ottawa at NY Rangers NBC Sports Network, CBC
*Monday, April 23, 2012 TBD NY Rangers at Ottawa TBD
*Thursday, April 26, 2012 TBD Ottawa at NY Rangers TBD
WWo Alison Capone Charlie Jeff Joey Marshall Sean Tyler Varga
5 5 6 7 7 5 5 4 5 5
#2 Boston Bruins
(49-29-4) 102 pts
#7 Washington Capitals
(42-32-8) 92 pts
SERIES B TIME (ET) TEAMS Networks
Thursday, April 12, 2012 7:30 p.m. Washington at Boston NBC Sports Network, CBC
Saturday, April 14, 2012 3 p.m. Washington at Boston NBC, CBC
Monday, April 16, 2012 7:30 p.m. Boston at Washington NBC Sports Network, CBC
Thursday, April 19, 2012 7:30 p.m. Boston at Washington NBC Sports Network, CBC
*Saturday, April 21, 2012 3 p.m. Washington at Boston NBC, CBC
*Sunday, April 22, 2012 TBD Boston at Washington TBD
*Wednesday, April 25, 2012 TBD Washington at Boston TBD
WWo Alison Capone Charlie Jeff Joey Marshall Sean Tyler Varga
6 7 6 6 6 7 4 6 7 6
#3 Florida Panthers
(38-26-18) 94 pts
#6 New Jersey Devils
(48-28-6) 102 pts
SERIES C TIME (ET) TEAMS Networks
Friday, April 13, 2012 7 p.m. New Jersey at Florida NHL Network, TSN
Sunday, April 15, 2012 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at Florida NBC Sports Network, TSN
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 7 p.m. Florida at New Jersey NHL Network, TSN
Thursday, April 19, 2012 7 p.m. Florida at New Jersey NHL Network, TSN
*Saturday, April 21, 2012 6:30 p.m. New Jersey at Florida NHL Network, TSN
*Tuesday, April 24, 2012 TBD Florida at New Jersey TBD
*Thursday, April 26, 2012 TBD New Jersey at Florida TBD
WWo Alison Capone Charlie Jeff Joey Marshall Sean Tyler Varga
6 6 5 5 6 6 6 6 4 4
#4 Pittsburgh Penguins
(51-25-6) 108 pts
#5 Philadelphia Flyers
(47-26-9) 103 pts
SERIES D TIME (ET) TEAMS Networks
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh NBC Sports Network, TSN
Friday, April 13, 2012 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh NBC Sports Network, TSN
Sunday, April 15, 2012 3 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia NBC, TSN
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia NBC Sports Network, TSN
*Friday, April 20, 2012 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh NBC Sports Network, TSN
*Sunday, April 22, 2012 TBD Pittsburgh at Philadelphia TBD
*Tuesday, April 24, 2012 TBD Philadelphia at Pittsburgh TBD
WWo Alison Capone Charlie Jeff Joey Marshall Sean Tyler Varga
7 6 7 6 7 7 6 7 7 5
2012 WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
#1 Vancouver Canucks
(51-22-9) 111 pts
#8 Los Angeles Kings
(40-27-15) 95 pts
SERIES E TIME (ET) TEAMS Networks
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 10:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Vancouver CBC, NBC Sports Network
Friday, April 13, 2012 10 p.m. Los Angeles at Vancouver CBC, NBC Sports Network
Sunday, April 15, 2012 10:30 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles NBC Sports Network, CBC
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 10 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles NBC Sports Network, CBC
*Sunday, April 22, 2012 TBD Los Angeles at Vancouver TBD
*Tuesday, April 24, 2012 TBD Vancouver at Los Angeles TBD
*Thursday, April 26, 2012 TBD Los Angeles at Vancouver TBD
WWo Alison Capone Charlie Jeff Joey Marshall Sean Tyler Varga
6 5 5 6 6 7 6 5 7 7
#2 St. Louis Blues
(49-22-11) 109 pts
#7 San Jose Sharks
(43-29-10) 96 pts
SERIES F TIME (ET) TEAMS Networks
Thursday, April 12, 2012 7:30 p.m. San Jose at St. Louis CNBC, TSN
Saturday, April 14, 2012 7:30 p.m. San Jose at St. Louis CNBC, TSN
Monday, April 16, 2012 10 p.m. St. Louis at San Jose NBC Sports Network, TSN
Thursday, April 19, 2012 10:30 p.m. St. Louis at San Jose NBC Sports Network, TSN
*Saturday, April 21, 2012 7:30 p.m. San Jose at St. Louis CNBC, TSN
*Monday, April 23, 2012 TBD St. Louis at San Jose TBD
*Wednesday, April 25, 2012 TBD San Jose at St. Louis TBD
WWo Alison Capone Charlie Jeff Joey Marshall Sean Tyler Varga
5 4 5 7 5 6 5 6 6 6
#3 Phoenix Coyotes
(42-27-13) 97 pts
#6 Chicago Blackhawks
(45-26-11) 101 pts
SERIES G TIME (ET) TEAMS Networks
Thursday, April 12, 2012 10 p.m. Chicago at Phoenix NBC Sports Network, TSN
Saturday, April 14, 2012 10 p.m. Chicago at Phoenix NBC Sports Network, TSN
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 9 p.m. Phoenix at Chicago CNBC, TSN
Thursday, April 19, 2012 8 p.m. Phoenix at Chicago CNBC, TSN
*Saturday, April 21, 2012 10 p.m. Chicago at Phoenix NBC Sports Network, TSN
*Monday, April 23, 2012 TBD Phoenix at Chicago TBD
*Wednesday, April 25, 2012 TBD Chicago at Phoenix TBD
WWo Alison Capone Charlie Jeff Joey Marshall Sean Tyler Varga
7 6 7 6 7 6 6 6 6 7
#4 Nashville Predators
(48-26-8) 104 pts
#5 Detroit Red Wings
(28-28-6) 102 pts
SERIES H TIME (ET) TEAMS Networks
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 8 p.m. Detroit at Nashville CNBC, CBC
Friday, April 13, 2012 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Nashville CNBC, CBC
Sunday, April 15, 2012 Noon Nashville at Detroit NBC, CBC
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 7:30 p.m. Nashville at Detroit NBC Sports Network, CBC
*Friday, April 20, 2012 8 p.m. Detroit at Nashville CNBC, CBC
*Sunday, April 22, 2012 TBD Nashville at Detroit TBD
*Tuesday, April 24, 2012 TBD Detroit at Nashville TBD
WWo Alison Capone Charlie Jeff Joey Marshall Sean Tyler Varga
7 7 7 6 7 7 6 7 5 7

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