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Silver Seven Playoff Bracket: Third Round Results

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The updating standings in the all-important S7S playoff competition as we enter the Stanley Cup Finals.

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Hello all you wonderful S7Sers! We're setting up for one of the most exciting Stanley Cup Finals in a while. That compensates for this competition, which really isn't very close anymore. Here are the updated standings after Round 3:

Rank Username Points
1 WalterGundersen 46
2 No Angle? 41
3 van_island_sens22 39
3 spez_dispenser 39
3 Ryu1x9 39
6 Glocanada 37
7 hiYUN 36
8 fridgefullofmeat 35
9 Eric Cartman 34
9 gener4 34
11 dogboyman 32
12 zuc001 31
12 The Tif 31
14 Alex Swift 30
14 Scott Mac 30
16 15 Feet of Ice 29
17 Balnagowan 28
17 bdasilva12 28
17 g1teg 28
17 RenanC 28
21 shaw-nuff 27
21 cat_chick10 27
23 NBH613 26
23 Moriarty 26
25 MattBostelaar 25
25 Too Clutch 25
25 Siwash 25
25 ejsamuel 25
29 John Trant 24
29 akela 24
29 Nightbreak 24
29 conway15 24
29 Eric Carle's Son 24
29 Haruun 24
35 Ross A 23
35 Irish_Human 23
35 Moewrawn 23
38 David_Ross 22
38 west-sider 22
38 jhotz 22
38 bcsensfan 22
38 probstc 22
43 ottawabob 21
43 Gully 21
43 dspin02 21
43 Ciddan 21
47 SENSWIN 20
47 AllInForAlfie 20
47 Pllinko 20
50 karlsson95 19
50 theianalex 19
50 AssaultOnTheSENSes 19
53 andymack 18
53 md2merce 18
53 havey03 18
53 I still miss hossa!!! 18
53 wandrr 18
58 Amelia L 17
58 Matt.In.Aus 17
58 therealjz 17
61 BigSlice 16
61 wjloewen 16
61 Kidkarlsson65 16
64 Feisty 15
64 Stevatronic 15
66 crankykitchens 14
66 chuckytoogood 14
66 beesty30 14
66 SenselessTribalism 14
66 dolphsensfan 14
71 Adnan 13
71 DrZee 13
73 pete sidorkiewicz 12
73 awiles 12
73 KrOn1k_KaOs 12
76 Epic Karlsson 10
76 SensfaninChina 10
76 pete sidorkiewicz 10
79 metalfoot 9
80 edflanders 8
80 millerkai 8
82 Moonvest 7
83 Richard McCrae 0

Congratulations to WalterGundersen, the only person on the blog to correctly pick both Stanley Cup finalists. He has the Lightning winning it all. Interestingly, second-place No Angle? picked the Blackhawks. I've run all the possibilities, and the winner of the pool will be whichever of these two users picks the correct Cup winner. Good luck to you both!

For the rest of us, there are still bragging rights on the line. I'm happy that even though I went 3/8 in the first round (and 0/4 in the West), my Cup winner is still alive. If Tampa manages to win in 6 games, I'll finish third-overall in the pool. See if you can outperform me.

Here are some quick stats about how the finals shape up with what the brackets predicted:

  • 20.5% of brackets picked the 'Hawks to be in the final. They were the second-most popular pick out of the West after the Blues (25.3%), and the fourth-most popular Conference Finals picks after the Senators (45.8%) and Rangers (32.5%)
  • Only 9.6% of brackets picked the Lightning to be in the final. That still made them the third-most popular pick out of the East.
  • Interestingly, 6.0% of brackets picked the Lightning to win the Cup, while only 3.6% picked the Hawks to win the Cup. The majority (62.5%) of those who picked Tampa to make the final expected them to win it all, while only 17.6% of those who saw Chicago making the final expected them to win.
  • Overall, 77% of brackets picked an Eastern Conference team to win the Cup. The most popular Eastern picks were the Senators (42.2%) and the Rangers (21.7%). The most popular Western picks were the Blues (8.4%) and the Predators (4.8%).
  • The Lightning and Blackhawks were each the third-most popular Stanley Cup pick out of their respective conferences
  • The shameless homer pick was far and away the most popular

So there you have it. Three rounds, 83 games, and it all comes down to two teams and two competitors for the S7S crown. Enjoy the hockey!