Stanley Cup Playoffs: First round predictions from Ty Anderson and Matt Dolloff

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The 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs are set to kick off at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, with the Tampa Bay Lightning taking on the Columbus Blue Jackets in a rematch of their 2019 first-round matchup.

In the spirit of the start of the playoffs, we've gathered first-round series predictions from Ty Anderson, the Sports Hub's resident Bruins expert, and Matt Dolloff, a person.

Read below for their full predictions for the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs kick off on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)
The 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs kick off on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)

Eastern Conference...

Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Ty: Bruins in 6
Matt: Bruins in 7

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Ty: Lightning in 7
Matt: Blue Jackets in 7

Philadelphia Flyers vs. Montreal Canadiens

Ty: Flyers in 6
Matt: Flyers in 5

Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders

Ty: Capitals in 5
Matt: Capitals in 7

Western Conference...

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Ty: Golden Knights in 7
Matt: Golden Knights in 5

Colorado Avalanche vs. Arizona Coyotes

Ty: Avalanche in 4
Matt: Avalanche in 6

St. Louis Blues vs. Vancouver Canucks

Ty: Blues in 6
Matt: Canucks in 7

Dallas Stars vs. Calgary Flames

Ty: Stars in 5
Matt: Flames in 7

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