Montreal Canadiens vs Tampa Bay Lightning
I’m sticking to Montreal. The Bolts had a tough time with Detroit, getting shutout twice in the process, so against Price and Montreal’s smothering defense, I can’t see Tampa moving on. I see it as a very low scoring series, as well.
Chicago Blackhawks vs Minnesota Wild
I am picking Minnesota. I’m sure they want to avenge their last 2 playoff losses to Chicago, so they will come out hard, carrying the momentum of defeating the Blues in the first round. To go along, Chicago may still have some goaltending issues, unless Crawford gets it together, while Dubnyk has been very solid for the Wild. Still, you cannot count out the Blackhawks.