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Enter Second City Hockey’s 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Bracket Challenge

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The Stanley Cup Playoffs officially start Tuesday.

The Blackhawks are in the playoffs for the first time since 2017, but they’ll have a tough matchup against a deep Golden Knights team that went 3-0 during round-robin play to earn the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. Chicago upset the No. 5 Oilers in four games during the Stanley Cup Qualifiers, and the Canadiens also pulled off a 12-5 upset in the Eastern Conference by eliminating the Penguins in four games.

Both the Blues and Bruins were the No. 1 seeds in their respective conferences when the NHL was paused March 12 due to health concerns surrounding the coronavirus. But they both went 0-3 in the round robin against the other top four teams in their conference.

The bracket will be re-seeded after the first and second rounds.

SCH has set up its own pool with the NHL’s bracket challenge. If you decide to join, you will have a chance to go head-to-head with SCH staff members and fellow SCH readers. All you need is an account to sign up.

Group name:SBN Second City Hockey