Second Round Predictions Part 2

St. Louis Blues vs Dallas Stars

I think this will be a tight series that goes 6 or 7. Dallas holds an edge offensively, and can strike quickly. St. Louis, however, holds an edge defensively and in goal. In the end, I’m predicting the Blues to edge it out.

San Jose vs Nashville

I see winning San Jose winning in 5 or 6. Their offense is strong, holding a 12.0 s%, compared to 7.3 for Nashville. At this rate, the Sharks average scoring almost 2 more goals a game, especially if they hold the Predators to around 25 shots like in the first round against the Kings. The goaltending battle is even, and special teams leans towards San Jose, who I believe has the model for what a power play should be with the way they move the puck, move their bodies, and create scoring chances on almost every man advantage.

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