The Best Postseason in Sports: My NHL Predictions Special

Nick BarnowskiCorrespondent IApril 15, 2009

The Best Postseason in Sports: My NHL Predictions Special

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    DETROIT - OCTOBER 09:  Members of the 2007-2008 Detroit Red Wings watch their Stanley Cup championship banner raise to the rafters prior to playing the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 9, 2008 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Sham

(1) Boston Bruins vs (8) Montreal Canadiens

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 07:  Alexei Kovalev #27 of the Montreal Canadiens skates against the New York Rangers on April 7, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Habs 3-1.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

(1) San Jose Sharks vs (8) Anaheim Ducks

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    SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 28:  Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the San Jose Sharks looks on against the Phoenix Coyotes during an NHL game on March 28, 2009 at HP Pavilion at San Jose in San Jose, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

(2) Washington Capitals vs (7) New York Rangers

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    WASHINGTON - MARCH 27:  Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals skates against the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 27, 2009 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

(2) Detroit Red Wings vs (7) Columbus Blue Jackets

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    DETROIT - FEBRUARY 12:  Goaltender Chris Osgood #30 of the Detroit Red Wings defends his net during their NHL game against the Minnesota Wild at Joe Louis Arena on February 12, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. The Red Wings defeated the Wild 4-2. (Photo By Dave

(3) New Jersey Devils vs (6) Carolina Hurricanes

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    NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 11:  David Clarkson #23 of the New Jersey Devils skates against Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes at the Prudential Center on April 11, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Hurricanes 3-2.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/G

(3) Vancouver Canucks vs (6) St. Louis Blues

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    VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 7: Roberto Luongo #1 of the Vancouver Canucks deflects a shot during their game against the Calgary Flames at General Motors Place April 7, 2009 in Vancouver, Canada.   (Photo by Nick Didlick/Getty Images)

(4) Pittsburgh Penguins vs (5) Philadelphia Flyers

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    PITTSBURGH - MARCH 25:  Forward Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates with the puck against the Calgary Flames on March 25, 2009 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

(4) Chicago Blackhawks vs (5) Calgary Flames

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    MONTREAL- MARCH 31:  Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks talks to team mates during the NHL game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre on March 31, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  The Canadiens defeated the Blackhawks 4-1.  (Photo by
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