2020 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS BRACKET CHALLENGE™

Updated as of September 18th

Hey Railers fans Cam McGuire checking in here with the Stanley Cup Finals set between the Dallas Stars and the Tampa Bay Lightning! I hope everyone is enjoying the NHL Playoffs just as much as I am and boy oh boy how many games are we going to see go to overtime?? The Worcester Railers NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Bracket Challenge is well underway with 101 total entries! After the conclusion of each series I will be providing updates that you can find below. In Round one there were only five people that predicted every matchup in the first round! With the Tampa Bay Lightning defeating the Boston Bruins in Round 2 we are seeing brackets get CRUSHED as 50/101 entries had the Bruins winning the Stanley Cup. See below for a more detailed breakdown…
Round 1 
Vegas Golden Knights Win Series Over Chicago Blackhawks (4-1)
  • 66 of the 101 entries picked Vegas to win the series and win the series in five games therefore giving them (13) points.
  • 35 of 101 entries picked Vegas to win the series but not in five games therefore giving them (10) points.
Tampa Bay Lightning Win Series Over Columbus Blue Jackets (4-1)
  • 26 of the 101 entries picked Tampa Bay to win the series and win the series in five games therefore giving them (13) points.
  • 78 of 101 entries picked Vegas to win the series but not in five games therefore giving them (10) points.
Boston Bruins Win Series Over Carolina Hurricanes (4-1)
  • 13 of the 101 entries picked Boston to win the series and win the series in five games therefore giving them (13) points.
  • 83 of 101 entries picked Boston to win the series but not in five games therefore giving them (10) points.
  • Worth noting that 50 of 101 entries have the Boston Bruins winning the Stanley Cup.
Colorado Avalanche Win Series Over Arizona Coyotes (4-1)
  • 40 of the 101 entries picked Colorado to win the series and win the series in five games therefore giving them (13) points.
  • 92 of 101 entries picked Colorado to win the series but not in five games therefore giving them (10) points.
New York Islanders Win Series Over Washington Capitals (4-1)
  • 3 of the 101 entries picked New York to win the series and win the series in five games therefore giving them (13) points.
  • 48 of 101 entries picked New York to win the series but not in five games therefore giving them (10) points.
Dallas Stars Win Series Over Calgary Flames (4-2)
  • 16 of the 101 entries picked Dallas to win the series and win the series in six games therefore giving them (13) points.
  • 48 of 101 entries picked Dallas to win the series but not in six games therefore giving them (10) points.
Philadelphia Flyers Win Series Over Montreal Canadiens (4-2)
  • 20 of the 101 entries picked Philadelphia to win the series and win the series in six games therefore giving them (13) points.
  • 87 of 101 entries picked Philadelphia to win the series but not in six games therefore giving them (10) points.
Vancouver Canucks Win Series Over St. Louis Blues (4-2)
  • 9 of the 101 entries picked Vancouver to win the series and win the series in six games therefore giving them (13) points.
  • 30 of 101 entries picked Vancouver to win the series but not in six games therefore giving them (10) points.
Round 2 
With the Western Conference Final set between Dallas and Vegas, of the 101 entries submitted only 13 of them predicted the Stars and Golden Knights facing each other in the Western Conference Finals. As for the Eastern Conference Finals, only three of the entries had the matchup of the New York Islanders for the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Tampa Bay Lightning Win Series Over Boston Bruins (4-1)
  • 50/101 bracket entries had the Tampa Bay Lightning advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals.
  • This series took a beating on A TON of brackets as 50/101 submitted brackets had Boston winning the Stanley Cup.. OUCH!
Dallas Stars Win Series Over Colorado Avalanche (4-3)
  • 25/101 bracket entries had the Dallas Stars advancing to the Western Conference Finals.
Vegas Golden Knights Win Series Over Vancouver Canucks (4-3)
  • 82/101 bracket entries had the Vegas Golden Knights advancing to the Western Conference Finals.
New York Islanders Win Series Over Philadelphia Flyers (4-3)
  • 14/101 bracket entries had the New York Islanders advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals.
Conference Finals
We’re down to the final four teams and there are not many brackets that have been able to predict these last four teams still standing. After the Dallas win over Vegas in Game 5 Monday night, boy there sure were not many people that had the Stars making it to the Stanley Cup Finals.
Dallas Stars Win Series Over Vegas Golden Knights (4-1)
  • 4/101 bracket entries had the Dallas Stars advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals.
Tampa Bay Lightning Win Series Over New York Islanders (4-2)
  • 24/101 bracket entries had the Tampa Bay Lightning advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals.
Stanley Cup Finals Preview
– 0 brackets have Dallas and Tampa playing against one another in the Stanley Cup.
– 11 brackets have the Tampa Bay Lightning winning the Stanley Cup.
– 0 brackets have the Dallas Stars winning the Stanley Cup.
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2nd place: $50 Wicked Wing gift card ($100 for Railers HC members)
3rd place: $25 Wicked Wing gift card ($50 for Railers HC members)

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Best of luck to all that have entered and I look forward to providing everyone with updates as we continue to march along!

-Cam