DBTB Predicts: 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs, First Round

DBTB Predicts: 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs, First Round

The 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs get underway on Monday, and while the Buffalo Sabres narrowly missed the postseason - but came the closest they have in a very long time - it will still be fun to tune in and see who wins hockey's ultimate prize.

Die By The Blade staff have made their predictions for the first round! Leave your predictions in the comments.

Boston Bruins vs. Florida Panthers
Alex: Bruins in six
Calvin: Bruins in five
Jeff: Bruins in five
Kerra: Bruins in five
Melissa: Bruins in six
Steven: Bruins in six

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
Alex: Lightning in seven
Calvin: Lightning in seven
Jeff: Lightning in seven
Kerra: Leafs in seven
Melissa: Lightning in six
Steven: Leafs in six

Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Islanders
Alex: Canes in six
Calvin: Canes in six
Jeff: Canes in five
Kerra: Canes in six
Melissa: Canes in seven
Steven: Canes in five

New Jersey Devils vs. New York Rangers
Alex: Devils in seven
Calvin: Rangers in seven
Jeff: Devils in six
Kerra: Devils in six
Melissa: Rangers in seven
Steven: Rangers in seven

Dallas Stars vs. Minnesota Wild
Alex: Stars in seven
Calvin: Stars in six
Jeff: Wild in seven
Kerra: Stars in five
Melissa: Stars in six
Steven: Stars in six

Colorado Avalanche vs. Seattle Kraken
Alex: Avalanche in six
Calvin: Avalanche in six
Jeff: Avalanche in five
Kerra: Avalanche in six
Melissa: Avalanche in six
Steven: Avalanche in five

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Winnipeg Jets
Alex: Golden Knights in five
Calvin: Golden Knights in five
Jeff: Golden Knights in six
Kerra: Golden Knights in six
Melissa: Golden Knights in seven
Steven: Golden Knights in six

Edmonton Oilers vs. Los Angeles Kings
Alex: Oilers in six
Calvin: Oilers in six
Jeff: Oilers in six
Kerra: Oilers in six
Melissa: Oilers in five
Steven: Oilers in five