Experts' 2014 first-round picks

— -- Our experts weigh in with their predictions for the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. Vehemently disagree? You can make your picks here.

<center>EASTERN CONFERENCE</center> .mod-inline table .last td{vertical-align:middle;} <table> <tr> <th> </th><th colspan="2"> <center>ATLANTIC DIVISION</center> </th> <th colspan="2"> <center>METROPOLITAN DIVISION</center> </th> </tr> <tr> <th>Series</th> <th>Bruins- <br> Red Wings</th> <th>Lightning- <br>Canadiens <br> </th> <th>Penguins- <br> Blue Jackets</th> <th>Rangers- <br> Flyers</th> </tr> <tr class="last"> <td> <strong> <img height="48" src="http://assets.espn.go.com/i/columnists/buccigross_john_35.jpg" width="35"> <br> John Buccigross</strong> </td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-bos" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-tam" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-pit" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-nyr" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> </tr> <tr class="last"> <td> <strong> <img height="48" src="http://assets.espn.go.com/i/columnists/burnside_scott_35.jpg" width="35"> <br> Scott Burnside</strong> </td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-bos" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-tam" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-pit" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-phi" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> </tr> <tr class="last"> <td> <strong> <img height="48" src="http://a.espncdn.com/i/columnists/cohn_linda_35.jpg" width="35"> <br> Linda Cohn</strong> </td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-bos" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-tam" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-pit" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 5)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-nyr" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> </tr> <tr class="last"> <td> <strong> <img height="48" src="http://a.espncdn.com/i/columnists/custance_craig_35.jpg" width="35"> <br> Craig Custance</strong> </td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-bos" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-tam" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-pit" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-nyr" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 5)</div></td> </tr> <tr class="last"> <td> <strong> <img height="45" src="http://assets.espn.go.com/i/espn/teamlogos/sml/trans/espn_dotcom_black.gif" width="45"> <br> Sarah Goldstein</strong> </td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-bos" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-mon" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-pit" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 5)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-nyr" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> </tr> <tr class="last"> <td> <strong> <img height="48" src="http://assets.espn.go.com/i/columnists/grant_paul_35.jpg" width="35"> <br> Paul Grant</strong> </td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-bos" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-mon" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-pit" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-nyr" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> </tr> <tr class="last"> <td> <strong> <img height="48" src="http://a.espncdn.com/i/columnists/kavanagh_tim_m.jpg" width="35"> <br> Tim Kavanagh</strong> </td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-bos" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-mon" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-pit" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 5)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-nyr" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> </tr> <tr class="last"> <td> <strong> <img height="48" src="http://assets.espn.go.com/i/columnists/lebrun_pierre_35.jpg" width="35"> <br> Pierre LeBrun</strong> </td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-bos" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-mon" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-pit" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-phi" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> </tr> <tr class="last"> <td> <strong> <img height="48" src="http://a.espncdn.com/i/columnists/levy_steve_35.jpg" width="35"> <br> Steve Levy</strong> </td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-bos" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-mon" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-pit" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 5)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-nyr" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 5)</div></td> </tr> <tr class="last"> <td> <strong> <img height="48" src="http://a.espncdn.com/i/columnists/mcdonald_joe_35.jpg" width="35"> <br> Joe McDonald</strong> </td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-bos" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-mon" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-pit" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-nyr" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> </tr> <tr class="last"> <td> <strong> <img height="48" src="http://a.espncdn.com/i/columnists/powers_scott_35.jpg" width="35"> <br> Scott Powers</strong> </td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-bos" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-tam" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-pit" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 5)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-nyr" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> </tr> <tr class="last"> <td> <strong> <img height="48" src="http://a.espncdn.com/i/columnists/strang_katie_35.jpg" width="35"> <br> Katie Strang</strong> </td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-bos" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-tam" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-cls" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-nyr" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> </tr> </table>

<center>WESTERN CONFERENCE</center> <table> <tr> <th> </th><th colspan="2"> <center>CENTRAL DIVISION</center> </th> <th colspan="2"> <center>PACIFIC DIVISION</center> </th> </tr> <tr> <th>Series</th> <th>Avalanche- <br> Wild</th> <th>Blues- <br> Blackhawks</th> <th>Ducks- <br> Stars</th> <th>Sharks- <br> Kings</th> </tr> <tr class="last"> <td> <strong> <img height="48" src="http://assets.espn.go.com/i/columnists/buccigross_john_35.jpg" width="35"> <br> John Buccigross</strong> </td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-col" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-stl" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-ana" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-san" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> </tr> <tr class="last"> <td> <strong> <img height="48" src="http://assets.espn.go.com/i/columnists/burnside_scott_35.jpg" width="35"> <br> Scott Burnside</strong> </td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-min" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-stl" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-ana" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 5)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-san" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> </tr> <tr class="last"> <td> <strong> <img height="48" src="http://a.espncdn.com/i/columnists/cohn_linda_35.jpg" width="35"> <br> Linda Cohn</strong> </td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-col" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 5)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-chi" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-ana" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 5)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-los" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> </tr> <tr class="last"> <td> <strong> <img height="48" src="http://a.espncdn.com/i/columnists/custance_craig_35.jpg" width="35"> <br> Craig Custance</strong> </td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-col" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-stl" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-dal" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-los" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> </tr> <tr class="last"> <td> <strong> <img height="45" src="http://assets.espn.go.com/i/espn/teamlogos/sml/trans/espn_dotcom_black.gif" width="45"> <br> Sarah Goldstein</strong> </td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-col" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 5)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-chi" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-ana" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-los" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> </tr> <tr class="last"> <td> <strong> <img height="48" src="http://assets.espn.go.com/i/columnists/grant_paul_35.jpg" width="35"> <br> Paul Grant</strong> </td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-col" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-chi" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-ana" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 5)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-los" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> </tr> <tr class="last"> <td> <strong> <img height="48" src="http://a.espncdn.com/i/columnists/kavanagh_tim_m.jpg" width="35"> <br> Tim Kavanagh</strong> </td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-col" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-stl" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-ana" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-los" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> </tr> <tr class="last"> <td> <strong> <img height="48" src="http://assets.espn.go.com/i/columnists/lebrun_pierre_35.jpg" width="35"> <br> Pierre LeBrun</strong> </td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-col" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-chi" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-ana" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 5)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-los" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> </tr> <tr class="last"> <td> <strong> <img height="48" src="http://a.espncdn.com/i/columnists/levy_steve_35.jpg" width="35"> <br> Steve Levy</strong> </td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-col" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-stl" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-ana" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-los" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> </tr> <tr class="last"> <td> <strong> <img height="48" src="http://a.espncdn.com/i/columnists/mcdonald_joe_35.jpg" width="35"> <br> Joe McDonald</strong> </td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-col" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-stl" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-dal" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-san" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> </tr> <tr class="last"> <td> <strong> <img height="48" src="http://a.espncdn.com/i/columnists/powers_scott_35.jpg" width="35"> <br> Scott Powers</strong> </td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-col" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-chi" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-ana" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 5)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-los" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> </tr> <tr class="last"> <td> <strong> <img height="48" src="http://a.espncdn.com/i/columnists/strang_katie_35.jpg" width="35"> <br> Katie Strang</strong> </td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-col" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-chi" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 7)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-ana" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 5)</div></td> <td> <div class="logo-40 logo-nhl-40 nhl-40-los" style="margin-left:12px;"> (win in 6)</div></td> </tr> </table>