In one of many postseason predictions, WhatIfSports.com recently simulated the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs and ended up crowning the Boston Bruins as the 2011-12 Stanley Cup champs.
According to their research — which includes current rosters, stats and home-ice advantage — the B’s will top the Capitals 4-1 before eliminating the Penguins 4-1 in the conference semifinals. Facing the Rangers in the Eastern Conference finals, the Bruins are predicted to knock them out 4-2 before meeting with the Red Wings in the Stanley Cup finals.
There, the B’s and Wings will go seven games, where Boston will capture its second straight Cup.
Check out the bracket below.