Originally written on Mr. Irrelevant  |  Last updated 10/17/14

MONTREAL- SEPTEMBER 24: Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins makes a glove save on the puck without his stick during their NHL Preseason game on September 24, 2009 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
Tomorrow night a resilient Capitals team begins a best-of-seven playoff series against Boston. A collection of national experts expect the defending Stanley Cup champ Bruins to win the series, and it’s easy to understand why. The Bruins have one of the best goalies on the planet, Tim Thomas, while the Caps will start their third-stringer, Braden Holtby. But, you know what, screw the national experts. We convened a panel of Mr. Irrelevant staff, friends and family to predict how the series will unfold, and we want your predictions in the comments. Guest post for the closest prediction. Andy Peden: Caps in six. It’s real simple. If it’s a big game, the Caps will lose. Everything about this series says the Bruins win. Tim Thomas, Chara against Ovie, Caps goalie injuries, etc. So I say Caps in six! Matt Terl: Caps in seven. Caps in seven, with an unexpectedly strong series from Alexander Semin. I have no particular evidence for either of these things, of course. Nearly every time I real...
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