15 of 16 NHL.com writers and an anonymous scout, coach, and executive pick the Bruins to beat the Capitals in the first round
The Washington Capitals were one of the best teams in the league this season and did so despite missing Alex Ovechkin and many key players for parts of the year (Nicklas Backstrom, Evgeny Kuznetsov, TJ Oshie, Lars Eller, Evgeny Kuznetsov, John Carlson, Justin Schultz, and Ilya Samsonov).
NHL.com writers are apparently not impressed. Friday, the league posted Stanley Cup Playoffs predictions from 16 writers. Fifteen of them picked the third-seeded Boston Bruins to upset the second-seeded Capitals in the first round of the playoffs.
Folks, this is bulletin board material.