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Every playoff matchup will receive a once-over prior to puck drop this week, including Bourne’s prediction, explanation and final thought on each. He does not hate your team. He does not love your team. He is just talking hockey.

Previously: #3 Phoenix Coyotes vs. #2 Chicago Blackhawks

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#3 Florida Panthers vs. #6 New Jersey Devils

Season matchup: Tied with two wins apiece

Who wins the series: Devils

How many games: Six

Please do explain:

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Every playoff matchup will receive a once-over prior to puck drop this week, including Bourne’s prediction, explanation and final thought on each. He does not hate your team. He does not love your team. He is just talking hockey.

Previously: #2 St. Louis Blues vs. #7 San Jose Sharks

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#3 Phoenix Coyotes vs. #6 Chicago Blackhawks

Season matchup: Phoenix had the advantage, 3-1

Who wins the series: Coyotes

How many games: Seven

Please do explain:

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Every playoff matchup will receive a once-over prior to puck drop this week, including Bourne’s prediction, explanation and final thought on each. He does not hate your team. He does not love your team. He is just talking hockey.

Previously: #1 Vancouver Canucks vs. #8 Los Angeles Kings

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#2 St. Louis Blues vs. #7 San Jose Sharks

Season matchup: Blues swept the Sharks, 4-0

Who wins the series: Blues

How many games: Seven

Please do explain:

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Every playoff matchup will receive a once-over prior to puck drop this week, including Bourne’s prediction, explanation and final thought on each. He does not hate your team. He does not love your team. He is just talking hockey.

Previously: #4 Nashville Predators vs. #5 Detroit Red Wings

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#1 Vancouver Canucks vs. #8 Los Angeles Kings

Season matchup: Tied 2-2

Who wins the series: The Canucks

How many games: Six

Please do explain:

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Every playoff matchup will receive a once-over prior to puck drop this week, including Bourne’s prediction, explanation and final thought on each. He does not hate your team. He does not love your team. He is just talking hockey.

Previously: #2 Boston Bruins vs. #7 Washington Capitals

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#4 Nashville Predators vs. #5 Detroit Red Wings

Season matchup: Tied at 3-3-0

Who wins the series: The Predators

How many games: All of seven, possibly a few minutes more

Please do explain:

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Every playoff matchup will receive a once-over prior to puck drop this week, including Bourne’s prediction, explanation and final thought on each. He does not hate your team. He does not love your team. He is just talking hockey.

Previously: #4 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. #5 Philadelphia Flyers

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Season matchup: Washington had the advantage, 3-1-0

Who wins the series: The Bruins

How many games: 7

Please do explain:

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Every playoff matchup will receive a once-over prior to puck drop this week, including Bourne’s prediction, explanation and final thought on each. He does not hate your team. He does not love your team. He is just talking hockey.

Previously: # 1 New York Rangers vs. #8 Ottawa Senators

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Season matchup: Philadelphia had the edge, 4-2-0

Who wins the series: The Penguins

How many games: The equivalent of 1,007 after it goes to many, many overtimes

Please do explain:

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