NHL Play-offs 2009: my predictions for round 2

Well, well, well. 1 round tips were ok. Not grand, but ok, I think. 5 of 8, 2 with the right score, 3 almost.Here is round 2:

Penguins – Capitals: 4-2
The games against the Rangers have shown a bit that the Caps need to fire on all cylinders to be effective. When one of their players was not up to 100% they had trouble converting. I think Pittsburgh has too much offensively. But defensively they hold the edge es well, so the road ends here for the Caps.

Hurricanes – Bruins: 3-4
Home ice advantage will win the series ultimately for the Bruins, their fans’ passion prove to be the deciding factor.

Ducks – Red Wings: 1-4
The Ducks overachieved to beat the Sharks. They should have been a better team during the regular season but weren’t. The Wings are better on defense and guys like Hossa, Zetterberg or Datsyuk haven’t even started yet.

Blackhawks – Canucks: 3-4
I haven’t seen anything of these two teams this year at all, so it is the hardest to call for me. I am guessing that the Canucks have the edge, getting healthy bodies back in the line-up, the (slightly) better goalie and the enigmatic play-off wild card Mats Sundin. He may just show up this once…

We’ll see. Watching on ESPN360 rocks, though I was asking myself whether the package on NHL.com might have been the better experience. Saw it too late though.