Our Stanley Cup Playoffs Hockey Pool that kicked off the first week of May is winding down, with only a handful still in the running to claim a decorated spot in the top three. If you are amongst that exclusive group, well done, and enjoy the ride to the finish.
At the start of the Finals round of the playoffs, Kartin still managed to hold on to top spot thanks to picking every series correct through Rounds 1 and 2. It all fell apart in the Conference Finals though, when both his picks of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Los Angeles Kings got knocked out. Now he tries to stave off the competition with numerous Chicago Blackhawks picks, and a Boston Bruins pick to hoist the Cup, nipping at his heels. If the Blackhawks win, he will get knocked out of the top three. If the Bruins win, he should stay in the top three.
Ds0589, currently in second place, has a healthy lead on third. A Blackhawks win should vault him into first regardless how the player points or bonus for games in the series shake out. The lone Bruins pick belongs to 2011 pool champ (also on the Bruins – sensing this is not a luck or coincidence thing) markymark2281. He may or may not finish in the top spot even if the Bruins win, because he needs the 20 points for picking the winner plus some help.
It should be a great finish. With the Blackhawks down 2-1 in the series after last night’s shutout loss, and Game 4 in Boston, they’ve got their work cut out for them. And really, since I’ve been even more anti-Bruins than usual since the miracle come from behind win over the Toronto Maple Leafs, it seems all the more obvious now they are the team to beat.
After the Stanley Cup Playoffs conclude, we’ll got into a short hibernation before we crank up the biggest pool we run every year, Football Survivor. Very likely, the same format as always. Why mess with a good thing? When sign ups are open it will be posted on the website, plus like us on Facebook and follow us on the Twitter for the latest.