Penguins clinch second straight Stanley Cup, Final Results

June 12, 2017

From a star player cementing his place among the game’s all-time greats, to a coach and a GM making the best of their roster, the Pittsburgh Penguins were in perfect harmony from top to bottom in capturing their second consecutive Stanley Cup.

For download: Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge! 2017 Final.pdf

Congratulations to Doug upon winning this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge! Doug is a two-time champion in the Stanley Cup game, having won previously three years ago. Tom is our runner-up, Chris finished in third place in his first Prediction Challenge and Mel rounds out our prize winners’ circle.

Series ended Sunday:

PIT 4 NSH 2
Six players had series winner correct
Two players (Chris, Kyle) had series score correct

Overall
1 Doug Wansbrough 322 $85.00
2 Tom Courtney 291 $42.50
3 Chris Kirby 262 $25.50
4 Mel Tacoma 252 $17.00
5 Kyle Eggleston 242
6 Wes Zetaruk 235
7 John Eastaugh 210
8 Pete McCarthy 209
9 Rodney Dietrich 201
10 Bob Routhier 196
11 John Lo 187
12 Michael Poplawski 181
13 Amy Roach 174
14 Teri Winchester 165
15 Kelly Chaplin 128
16 John Woycheshin 124
17 Joel Palmer 117
Final
PIT 4-2 NSH
1 Chris Kirby 100 PIT 4-2
Kyle Eggleston 100 PIT 4-2
3 Wes Zetaruk 90 PIT 4-1
Doug Wansbrough 90 PIT 4-3
Tom Courtney 90 PIT 4-3
Mel Tacoma 90 PIT 4-3
7 John Eastaugh 20 NSH 4-3
Amy Roach 20 NSH 4-3
9 Pete McCarthy 10 NSH 4-2
Rodney Dietrich 10 NSH 4-2
Bob Routhier 10 NSH 4-2
John Lo 10 NSH 4-2
Michael Poplawski 10 NSH 4-2
Teri Winchester 10 NSH 4-2
15 John Woycheshin 0 NSH 4-1
Joel Palmer 0 NSH 4-0
Kelly Chaplin 0
Conference Finals
Eastern Western
PIT 4-3 OTT ANA 2-4 NSH
1 Doug Wansbrough 96
Pete McCarthy 96
Rodney Dietrich 96
Mel Tacoma 96
Bob Routhier 96
Michael Poplawski 96
7 Tom Courtney 82
John Eastaugh 82
John Lo 82
10 Amy Roach 62
11 Wes Zetaruk 58
12 Kelly Chaplin 44
Chris Kirby 44
Teri Winchester 44
Kyle Eggleston 44
16 John Woycheshin 40
17 Joel Palmer 32
Conference Semifinals
Eastern Western
NYR 2-4 OTT STL 2-4 NSH
WSH 3-4 PIT ANA 4-3 EDM
1 Doug Wansbrough 86
2 Chris Kirby 72
3 Rodney Dietrich 64
4 Bob Routhier 62
5 Tom Courtney 60
6 Kyle Eggleston 58
7 John Lo 48
8 Amy Roach 46
Teri Winchester 46
Kelly Chaplin 46
John Woycheshin 46
12 Pete McCarthy 44
John Eastaugh 44
14 Wes Zetaruk 40
15 Joel Palmer 38
16 Michael Poplawski 28
17 Mel Tacoma 18
Conference Quarterfinals
Eastern Western
MTL 2-4 NYR ANA 4-0 CGY
OTT 4-2 BOS EDM 4-2 SJS
WSH 4-2 TOR CHI 0-4 NSH
PIT 4-1 CBJ MIN 1-4 STL
1 Teri Winchester 65
2 John Eastaugh 64
3 Pete McCarthy 59
Tom Courtney 59
5 Doug Wansbrough 50
6 Mel Tacoma 48
7 Wes Zetaruk 47
Joel Palmer 47
Michael Poplawski 47
John Lo 47
11 Chris Kirby 46
Amy Roach 46
13 Kyle Eggleston 40
14 Kelly Chaplin 38
John Woycheshin 38
16 Rodney Dietrich 31
17 Bob Routhier 28

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Penguins win in rout, Predators must now answer

June 9, 2017

Pittsburgh is on the verge of back-to-back Stanley Cups with 6-0 win over Nashville.

For download: Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge! 2017 Final Game 5.pdf

Overall
1 Doug Wansbrough 312 $85.00
2 Tom Courtney 281 $42.50
3 Chris Kirby 252 $25.50
4 Mel Tacoma 242 $17.00
5 Kyle Eggleston 232
6 Wes Zetaruk 225
7 John Eastaugh 220
8 Pete McCarthy 219
9 Rodney Dietrich 211
10 Bob Routhier 206
11 John Lo 197
12 Michael Poplawski 191
13 Amy Roach 184
14 Teri Winchester 175
15 John Woycheshin 134
16 Kelly Chaplin 128
17 Joel Palmer 117
Final
PIT 3-2 NSH
1 Chris Kirby 90 PIT 4-2
Kyle Eggleston 90 PIT 4-2
3 Wes Zetaruk 80 PIT 4-1
Doug Wansbrough 80 PIT 4-3
Tom Courtney 80 PIT 4-3
Mel Tacoma 80 PIT 4-3
7 John Eastaugh 30 NSH 4-3
Amy Roach 30 NSH 4-3
9 Pete McCarthy 20 NSH 4-2
Rodney Dietrich 20 NSH 4-2
Bob Routhier 20 NSH 4-2
John Lo 20 NSH 4-2
Michael Poplawski 20 NSH 4-2
Teri Winchester 20 NSH 4-2
15 John Woycheshin 10 NSH 4-1
16 Joel Palmer 0 NSH 4-0
Kelly Chaplin 0 NO

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Predators draw level, make Final a best-of-three

June 6, 2017

Pekka Rinne was spectacular, Frederick Gaudreau scored a tiebreaking goal early in the second period and the Nashville Predators handed Pittsburgh a 4-1 loss Monday night to even the Stanley Cup final at two games apiece.

For download: Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge! 2017 Final Game 4.pdf

Overall
1 Doug Wansbrough 252 $85.00
2 Pete McCarthy 229 $42.50
3 Tom Courtney 221 $25.50
Rodney Dietrich 221 $17.00
5 Bob Routhier 216
6 John Eastaugh 210
7 John Lo 207
8 Michael Poplawski 201
9 Chris Kirby 192
10 Teri Winchester 185
11 Mel Tacoma 182
12 Amy Roach 174
13 Kyle Eggleston 172
14 Wes Zetaruk 165
15 John Woycheshin 144
16 Kelly Chaplin 128
17 Joel Palmer 127
Final
PIT 2-2 NSH
1 Chris Kirby 30 PIT 4-2
Kyle Eggleston 30 PIT 4-2
Pete McCarthy 30 NSH 4-2
Rodney Dietrich 30 NSH 4-2
Bob Routhier 30 NSH 4-2
John Lo 30 NSH 4-2
Michael Poplawski 30 NSH 4-2
Teri Winchester 30 NSH 4-2
9 Wes Zetaruk 20 PIT 4-1
Doug Wansbrough 20 PIT 4-3
Tom Courtney 20 PIT 4-3
Mel Tacoma 20 PIT 4-3
John Woycheshin 20 NSH 4-1
John Eastaugh 20 NSH 4-3
Amy Roach 20 NSH 4-3
16 Joel Palmer 10 NSH 4-0
17 Kelly Chaplin 0 NO

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Predators answer back

June 3, 2017

P.K. Subban and his Nashville Predators made good on the defenceman’s bold guarantee that the upstart Predators would bounce back to win Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final in the boisterous and friendly confines of Bridgestone Arena.

For download: Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge! 2017 Final Game 3.pdf

Overall
1 Doug Wansbrough 292 $85.00
2 Tom Courtney 261 $42.50
3 Chris Kirby 232 $25.50
4 Wes Zetaruk 225 $17.00
5 Mel Tacoma 222
6 Pete McCarthy 219
7 Kyle Eggleston 212
8 Rodney Dietrich 211
9 Bob Routhier 206
10 John Eastaugh 200
11 John Lo 197
12 Michael Poplawski 191
13 Teri Winchester 175
14 Amy Roach 164
16 Kelly Chaplin 128
15 John Woycheshin 134
17 Joel Palmer 117
Final
PIT 2-1 NSH
1 Wes Zetaruk 80 PIT 4-1
2 Chris Kirby 70 PIT 4-2
Kyle Eggleston 70 PIT 4-2
4 Doug Wansbrough 60 PIT 4-3
Tom Courtney 60 PIT 4-3
Mel Tacoma 60 PIT 4-3
7 Pete McCarthy 20 NSH 4-2
Rodney Dietrich 20 NSH 4-2
Bob Routhier 20 NSH 4-2
John Lo 20 NSH 4-2
Michael Poplawski 20 NSH 4-2
Teri Winchester 20 NSH 4-2
13 John Woycheshin 10 NSH 4-1
John Eastaugh 10 NSH 4-3
Amy Roach 10 NSH 4-3
16 Kelly Chaplin 0 NONE
Joel Palmer 0 NSH 4-0

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Penguins explode in third period, lead 2-0

May 31, 2017

Jake Guentzel, Scott Wilson and Evgeni Malkin scored 3:18 apart early in the third period as the Penguins chased Rinne and pulled away for a 4-1 victory in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night.

For download: Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge! 2017 Final Game 2.pdf

Overall
1 Doug Wansbrough 282 $85.00
2 Tom Courtney 251 $42.50
3 Chris Kirby 222 $25.50
4 Wes Zetaruk 215 $17.00
5 Mel Tacoma 212
6 Pete McCarthy 209
7 Kyle Eggleston 202
8 Rodney Dietrich 201
9 Bob Routhier 196
10 John Eastaugh 190
11 John Lo 187
12 Michael Poplawski 181
13 Teri Winchester 165
14 Amy Roach 154
15 Kelly Chaplin 128
16 John Woycheshin 124
17 Joel Palmer 117
Final
PIT 2-0 NSH
1 Wes Zetaruk 70 PIT 4-1
2 Chris Kirby 60 PIT 4-2
Kyle Eggleston 60 PIT 4-2
4 Doug Wansbrough 50 PIT 4-3
Tom Courtney 50 PIT 4-3
Mel Tacoma 50 PIT 4-3
7 Pete McCarthy 10 NSH 4-2
Rodney Dietrich 10 NSH 4-2
Bob Routhier 10 NSH 4-2
John Lo 10 NSH 4-2
Michael Poplawski 10 NSH 4-2
Teri Winchester 10 NSH 4-2
13 John Woycheshin 0 NSH 4-1
John Eastaugh 0 NSH 4-3
Amy Roach 0 NSH 4-3
Kelly Chaplin 0 NONE
Joel Palmer 0 NSH 4-0

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Penguins elude Predators’ grasp, lead 1-0

May 30, 2017

Jake Guentzel scored with 3:17 left to play in the third period as the Pittsburgh Penguins held off a late Nashville Predators rally for a 5-3 win in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final.

For download: Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge! 2017 Final Game 1.pdf

Overall
1 Doug Wansbrough 282 $85.00
2 Tom Courtney 251 $42.50
3 Mel Tacoma 212 $25.50
Chris Kirby 212 $17.00
5 Wes Zetaruk 205
6 Pete McCarthy 199
7 Kyle Eggleston 192
8 Rodney Dietrich 191
9 John Eastaugh 190
10 Bob Routhier 186
11 John Lo 177
12 Michael Poplawski 171
13 Teri Winchester 155
14 Amy Roach 154
15 John Woycheshin 134
16 Kelly Chaplin 128
17 Joel Palmer 117
Final
PIT 1-0 NSH
1 Wes Zetaruk 60 PIT 4-1
2 Doug Wansbrough 50 PIT 4-3
Tom Courtney 50 PIT 4-3
Chris Kirby 50 PIT 4-2
Mel Tacoma 50 PIT 4-3
Kyle Eggleston 50 PIT 4-2
7 John Woycheshin 10 NSH 4-1
8 Pete McCarthy 0 NSH 4-2
Rodney Dietrich 0 NSH 4-2
John Eastaugh 0 NSH 4-3
Bob Routhier 0 NSH 4-2
John Lo 0 NSH 4-2
Michael Poplawski 0 NSH 4-2
Teri Winchester 0 NSH 4-2
Amy Roach 0 NSH 4-3
Kelly Chaplin 0 NONE
Joel Palmer 0 NSH 4-0

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Final Series Predictions

May 29, 2017

Stanley Cup TrophyFor download: Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge! 2017 Final Predictions.pdf

The Nashville Predators are our favourites to win their first Stanley Cup over the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins, and only four players have predicted that it will go seven games.

Good luck, and enjoy the Series!

Series Picks Average # of Games
PIT 6 NSH 10 5.71
Standings entering the Final Series
 Prediction  Prize
1 Doug Wansbrough PIT 4-3 232  $ 85.00
2 Tom Courtney PIT 4-3 201  $ 42.50
3 Pete McCarthy NSH 4-2 199  $ 25.50
4 Rodney Dietrich NSH 4-2 191  $ 17.00
5 John Eastaugh NSH 4-3 190
6 Bob Routhier NSH 4-2 186
7 John Lo NSH 4-2 177
8 Michael Poplawski NSH 4-2 171
9 Mel Tacoma PIT 4-3 162
10 Chris Kirby PIT 4-2 162
11 Teri Winchester NSH 4-2 155
12 Amy Roach NSH 4-3 154
13 Wes Zetaruk PIT 4-1 145
14 Kyle Eggleston PIT 4-2 142
15 Kelly Chaplin 128
16 John Woycheshin NSH 4-1 124
17 Joel Palmer NSH 4-0 117

Final Series Prediction Form available

May 26, 2017

Stanley Cup Final LogoThe Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge! Final Series Prediction Form is now available. Entry is due no later than 4 PM Pacific Time Monday, May 29.

With four prizes available to be won, every player can still potentially reach a prize spot, 14 players can still win overall and the same 14 are within 50 points of fourth place. It will come down to who can predict the winner of the Final!

Overall Standings
1 Doug Wansbrough 232
2 Tom Courtney 201
3 Pete McCarthy 199
4 Rodney Dietrich 191
5 John Eastaugh 190
6 Bob Routhier 186
7 John Lo 177
8 Michael Poplawski 171
9 Mel Tacoma 162
10 Chris Kirby 162
11 Teri Winchester 155
12 Amy Roach 154
13 Wes Zetaruk 145
14 Kyle Eggleston 142
15 Kelly Chaplin 128
16 John Woycheshin 124
17 Joel Palmer 117

Heartbreak for Senators, Penguins prevail in 2OT and will meet Predators

May 25, 2017

Pittsburgh’s Chris Kunitz scored in the second overtime period, bringing the Ottawa Senators’ storybook spring to an end after a 3-2 loss to the Penguins Thursday in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final.

Series ended Thursday:

PIT 4 OTT 3
14 players had series winner correct
2 players (Bob, Michael) had series score correct

Nine players managed to get both series scores correct, but no players managed to break through with more than one series score exactly right (eight players had one score correct).

For download: Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge! 2017 Conference Finals.pdf

Overall
1 Doug Wansbrough 232
2 Tom Courtney 201
3 Pete McCarthy 199
4 Rodney Dietrich 191
5 John Eastaugh 190
6 Bob Routhier 186
7 John Lo 177
8 Michael Poplawski 171
9 Mel Tacoma 162
10 Chris Kirby 162
11 Teri Winchester 155
12 Amy Roach 154
13 Wes Zetaruk 145
14 Kyle Eggleston 142
15 Kelly Chaplin 128
16 John Woycheshin 124
17 Joel Palmer 117
Conference Finals
Eastern Western
PIT 4-3 OTT ANA 2-4 NSH
1 Doug Wansbrough 96
Pete McCarthy 96
Rodney Dietrich 96
Mel Tacoma 96
Bob Routhier 96
Michael Poplawski 96
7 Tom Courtney 82
John Eastaugh 82
John Lo 82
10 Amy Roach 62
11 Wes Zetaruk 58
12 Kelly Chaplin 44
Chris Kirby 44
Teri Winchester 44
Kyle Eggleston 44
16 John Woycheshin 40
17 Joel Palmer 32
Conference Semifinals
Eastern Western
NYR 2-4 OTT STL 2-4 NSH
WSH 3-4 PIT ANA 4-3 EDM
1 Doug Wansbrough 86
2 Chris Kirby 72
3 Rodney Dietrich 64
4 Bob Routhier 62
5 Tom Courtney 60
6 Kyle Eggleston 58
7 John Lo 48
8 Amy Roach 46
Teri Winchester 46
Kelly Chaplin 46
John Woycheshin 46
12 Pete McCarthy 44
John Eastaugh 44
14 Wes Zetaruk 40
15 Joel Palmer 38
16 Michael Poplawski 28
17 Mel Tacoma 18
Conference Quarterfinals
Eastern Western
MTL 2-4 NYR ANA 4-0 CGY
OTT 4-2 BOS EDM 4-2 SJS
WSH 4-2 TOR CHI 0-4 NSH
PIT 4-1 CBJ MIN 1-4 STL
1 Teri Winchester 65
2 John Eastaugh 64
3 Pete McCarthy 59
Tom Courtney 59
5 Doug Wansbrough 50
6 Mel Tacoma 48
7 Wes Zetaruk 47
Joel Palmer 47
Michael Poplawski 47
John Lo 47
11 Chris Kirby 46
Amy Roach 46
13 Kyle Eggleston 40
14 Kelly Chaplin 38
John Woycheshin 38
16 Rodney Dietrich 31
17 Bob Routhier 28

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Senators still alive, force Game 7 Thursday

May 23, 2017

Ottawa’s Mike Hoffman celebrates his third-period goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Senators’ 2-1 win Tuesday, forcing a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference final. (Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images)

For download: Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge! 2017 Conference Finals 5-23.pdf

Overall
1 Doug Wansbrough 208
2 Tom Courtney 177
3 Pete McCarthy 175
4 Amy Roach 168
5 Rodney Dietrich 167
6 John Eastaugh 166
7 Wes Zetaruk 159
8 John Lo 153
9 Bob Routhier 152
10 Kelly Chaplin 142
11 Chris Kirby 138
Mel Tacoma 138
13 Michael Poplawski 137
14 Teri Winchester 131
15 Kyle Eggleston 118
16 John Woycheshin 100
17 Joel Palmer 93
Conference Finals
Eastern Western
PIT 3-3 OTT ANA 2-4 NSH
1 Amy Roach 76
2 Doug Wansbrough 72
Pete McCarthy 72
Rodney Dietrich 72
Mel Tacoma 72
Wes Zetaruk 72
7 Bob Routhier 62
Michael Poplawski 62
9 Tom Courtney 58
John Eastaugh 58
John Lo 58
Kelly Chaplin 58
13 Chris Kirby 20
Teri Winchester 20
Kyle Eggleston 20
16 John Woycheshin 16
17 Joel Palmer 8

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