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LBC’s 2021 NHL Playoff Predictions Contest: Semifinal Round

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Panther_fan93 squeaks out the Round 2 win

Tampa Bay Lightning v New York Islanders - Game Six Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images

Alright Florida Panthers fans, the time has come to make your selections for the semifinal round of the Litter Box Cats annual playoff predictions contest.

The contest is done round-by-round and there is an overall winner at the end of the playoffs, so make sure to stay in the game if you want to have a chance at ending up top Cat come July.

Before we get to the format, let’s congratulate Panther_fan93 for winning the second round of the contest.

Panther_fan93 finished with a winning total of 16 points by picking the Islanders as his eight-point series and Tampa Bay as his seven points series and also added a bonus for New York winning in six games.

Brent Temple came in second place with 14 points, DayZeroPantherFan, merlin94, NDPanther and BoutThirdyMan52 tied for third with 13 points

We are sticking with the confidence pool format and I am going to keep the bonus point in place for picking the series-winner in the correct amount of games. I have added one more thing to the mix to allow for the possibility of more points, and that is who will score the winner in the decisive game of each series,

Please enter your picks in the comment section mirroring the example below. The total goals tiebreaker will be for New York-Tampa Bay series. We’ll keep it in the Central Division for now. Remember, there is a round-by-round winner and an overall winner at the end, so even if you don’t enter or didn’t too hot in the first two rounds, get or stay in the game. Good luck!

Example Picks (these are not my picks)

8-point series: Vegas (6)

Series-winning goal (worth 3 points): Mark Stone

7-point series: Tampa Bay (5) total goals 33

Series-winning goal (worth 3 points): Ondrej Palat

Please get you picks in by the 3 p.m. start time of Sunday’s Lightning-Islanders game. Good luck!

Todd’s actual picks

Isles in 6 - nelson (33)

VGK in 4 - marchessault