NHL Monday: Thiessen picks Islanders vs Penguins, Maple Leafs vs Canadiens, Lightning vs Panthers, more
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NHL Monday: Thiessen picks Islanders vs Penguins, Maple Leafs vs Canadiens, Lightning vs Panthers, more

Islanders at Penguins, 7 pm EDT; Maple Leafs at Canadiens, 7 pm; Lightning at Panthers, 8 pm; Edmonton Oilers at Winnipeg Jets, 9:45 pm; Minnesota Wild at Vegas Golden Knights, 10:30 pm.

The first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is flying by, mostly in part to the dominant series wins by some teams.

Already, Colorado (four-game sweep) and Boston (4-1) are into the second round, and three teams could join them tonight (Winnipeg, up 3-0; Tampa Bay, up 3-1; Vegas, up 3-1).

Tampa Bay and Vegas look too strong for Florida and Minnesota, and should wrap up their series tonight.

I still think Edmonton has a win in them. The two other series look to be interesting.

Check Fubo.TV for schedules

NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS

New York Islanders (+120) at Pittsburgh Penguins (-143), 7 p.m. EDT (NBCSN and Fubo.TV), tied 2-2

Toronto Maple Leafs (-167) at Montreal Canadiens (+138), 7:00 p.m. EDT (NHL and Fubo.TV), tied 1-1

Tampa Bay Lightning (-117) at Florida Panthers (-105), 8 p.m. EDT (CNBC and Fubo.TV), TB leads 3-1

Edmonton Oilers (-120) at Winnipeg Jets (+102), 9:45 p.m. EDT (NBCSN and Fubo.TV), WIN leads 3-0

Minnesota Wild (+150) at Vegas Golden Knights (-185), 10:30 p.m. EDT (CNBC and Fubo.TV), VGS leads 3-1

THE PICKS:

Pittsburgh three-way ML (+115)

Toronto three-way ML (+105)

Tampa Bay ML (-117)

Tampa Bay over 3 (+108)

Edmonton ML (-120)

Vegas -1 (+120)

Vegas over 3 (+102)

SCORE PREDICTIONS

Toronto vs Montreal: Leafs win 2-1

New York vs Pittsburgh: Pens win 4-3

Tampa Bay vs Florida: Lightning win 5-2

Edmonton vs Winnipeg: Oilers win 4-3

Las Vegas vs Minnesota: Vegas wins 4-1

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