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SB Nation NHL Reacts: Crystal balls?

Did fans accurately predict the conference finals?

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This is SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NHL. Each week, SB Nation sends out questions to the most plugged in St. Louis Blues fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.

With the Blues out of the playoffs, it’s time for the traditional predicting of who will make it to the next round. If not us, who? Let’s just say that people seem to like St. Louis Hero Pat Maroon’s chances.

NHL fans around the league made their picks ahead of the second round NHL Playoffs matchups. According to the SB Nation Reacts results, hockey fans feel confident they know who will advance to the Conference Finals. So far, most of the series are shaping up to prove people right.

Nearly one-third of fans picked the Boston Bruins to beat the New York Islanders. The Bruins lead the series 2-1.

A similar margin of fans picked the Winnipeg Jets to win their series against the Montreal Canadiens. However, the Canadiens hold a 1-0 lead so far, and the Jets will be without star forward Mark Scheifele for the next four games due to his dangerous hit on Montreal center Jake Evans.

Fans are most confident in the Colorado Avalanche. More than three-fourths of fans picked the Avs to advance passed the Vegas Golden Knights. Colorado holds a two-games to none lead in the series. This may not’ve been the Blues’ year, but it’s hard to be mad if your team loses to a juggernaut like Colorado.

Nearly three-fourths of fans picked the Tampa Bay Lightning to continue their playoff run, with a series win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Tampa is up 2-1 in the series.

Of course, if the Lightning win, this will be Maroon’s third conference final in a row.

To vote in the Reacts surveys and have your voice heard each week, sign up here.