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LBC’s 2024 NHL Playoff Predictions Contest: Second Round

Oct 30, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Hampus Lindholm (27) falls onto the leg of Florida Panthers center Sam Bennett (9) during the second period at the TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

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

Like the first round,  the format for the division finals is a confidence picks set-up. This time the points will range from 8 to 5.

I reconsidered not including it, but due to starting before the end of the first round, the series between the New York Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes must be your 5-point series.

I am going to keep the bonus point in place for picking the series-winner in the correct amount of games to add a little more variance to the scoring.

Remember, 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 June.

Atlantic Division

Florida Panthers vs. Boston Bruins

Central Division

Dallas vs. Colorado Avalanche

Pacific Division

Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks

Metropolitan Division

New York Rangers vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Please enter your picks in the comment section mirroring the example below. The total goals tiebreaker will be for the Florida-Boston series. Deadline is 7 p.m. tonight.

Good luck!

Example Picks (these are not my picks)

8-point: Dallas (7)

7-point: Florida (7) total goals 33

6-point: Edmonton (6)

5-point: Rangers (4)this series must be your five-point series ****