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NHL experts and Preds bloggers predict the Preds and Red Wings series…

It started on Sunday afternoon when the NHL’s Stanley Cup Playoff schedule was announced on NHL Network. Three experts, former Carolina Hurricanes head coach Paul Maurice, former NHL player Mike Johnson and NHL insider EJ Hradek, sat around the broadcast desk and gave their picks on each first round series.

Then the predictions started pouring in from everywhere else. ESPN,, Yahoo! Sports, and so on. So, instead of send you on a wild goose chase to find them, we’ve compiled all of them for you in one place.

And, to sweeten the pot even more, five of the six Preds bloggers who cover the Predators each and every game from bloggers row in Bridgestone Arena offered up their predictions as well. (The sixth, Amanda DiPaolo of, declined to predict for fear of jinxing the team. Frankly, we respect that.)

We will add more experts predictions as we find them.

EJ Hradek NHL Network NSH in 7
Mike Johnson NHL Network NSH in 7
Paul Maurice NHL Network DET in 7
Nick Cotsonika Yahoo! Sports NSH in 7
Shawn P. Roarke NSH in 7
Dan Rosen DET in 7
Adam Kimelman NSH in 6
Dave Lozo NSH in 6
Corey Masisak NSH in 6
Brian Compton NSH in 5
Mike Morreale NSH in 7
Scott Cullen TSN DET in 6
Luke Fox Rogers Sportsnet NSH in 7
Angie Lewis The Hockey Writers NSH in 7
James Mirtle Globe and Mail DET in 6
John Buccigross ESPN NSH in 7
Scott Burnside ESPN NSH in 7
Craig Custance ESPN NSH in 7
Pierre LeBrun ESPN NSH in 7
Steve Levy ESPN NSH in 7
Katie Strang ESPN NSH in 7
Linda Cohn ESPN DET in 7
Barry Melrose ESPN NSH in 7
Tab Bamford The Fourth Period NSH in 5
Dennis Burnstein The Fourth Period NSH in 7
Anthony Grossi The Fourth Period DET in 7
Michael Grossi The Fourth Period DET in 7
Patrick Kearns The Fourth Period NSH in 5
David Pagnotta The Fourth Period DET in 7
Jesse Spector Sporting News DET in 7
Sean Hartnett CBS New York NSH in 6
Ryan Porth NSH in 6
Amanda DiPaolo declined to predict
Buddy Oakes NSH in 5
Robby Stanley NSH in 7
Patten Fuqua NSH in 6
Jeremy K. Gover NSH in 6

SPECIAL THANKS to the guys who gave us their number of games via e-mail.