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LBC’s 2017-18 First-Round Playoff Predictions contest

CatatonicCatalyst takes the regular season prize

NHL: Vegas Golden Knights at Los Angeles Kings Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

April means it’s time to make your picks for LBC’s annual playoff predictions contest.

But first, let’s give a big Congrats! to CatatonicCatalyst for winning our first-ever regular season predictions contest. CC picked three division winners (5 points each) Tampa Bay, Washington, and Nashville, and came within two (94) of the Panthers final total of 96 to pick up another five points, finishing with a grand total of 20 points.

Second place went to Gatorfan4life with 16 points. NDPanther, Rob Pkane McMahon, #1 Florida Panthers Fan, joerockhead, Panther_fan93, and Superfan all finished with 13 points.

Najksi and merlin94 were the only two players who correctly called the Cats at 96 points and collected the ten points that came with it. Unfortunately, neither could add on.

Now back to the postseason contest... The contest is done round-by-round and there is an overall winner at the end of the playoffs, so make sure to get in at the beginning if you want to have a chance at ending up top dog come June.

Make your selections in the comment section. Scoring for the first round is three points for each series-winner plus an additional point if you call the winner in the correct number of games.

Here are the eight series (in case you’ve somehow missed it) for the opening round:

New Jersey vs. Tampa Bay

Toronto vs. Boston

Columbus vs. Washington

Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh

Colorado vs. Nashville

Minnesota vs. Winnipeg

Los Angeles vs. Vegas

San Jose vs. Anaheim

*** Example picks (make yours the same way in the comment section, please)

Tampa Bay (7)

Boston (6)

Washington (5)

Pittsburgh (6)

Nashville (6)

Winnipeg (6)

Vegas (7)

Anaheim (6)

Let’s get it on!