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From the Pressbox: First Round Review, Second Round Predictions

Paul Bruno

Paul Bruno

Paul is a 22-year veteran of the STATS INC reporter network, scoring play by play for the Blue Jays and Maple Leafs. He is also the creator of the statistical platform which evolved into the NHL's Real Time Scoring System, which was unveiled in 1992. You can also hear him on XM Sirius and nextsportsstar.com, talking hockey and baseball.In addition to all of Toronto's teams, he is also a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys.

Today, From the Pressbox:

A review of the first round results, versus my predictions, and then a look ahead to what we will see in Round 2.

Eastern Conference

Pittsburgh vs. NY Islanders
My prediction: Pittsburgh in 5 games
Actual result: Pittsburgh in 6 games

The Islanders threw a scare at Pittsburgh through the first four games, but after the Pens made the switch from a shaky Marc Andre Fleury to veteran backup Tomas Vokoun, it seemed to stabilize things for the top ranked team in the East. A 4-0 home ice shutout win in Game 5 was followed up by a dramatic 4-3 OT win on Long Island to close out this set.

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