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Islanders 2021 Predictions vs 2021 Reality

TAMPA, FLORIDA - JUNE 13: Ryan Pulock #6 of the New York Islanders is congratulated by Jordan Eberle #7, Andy Greene #4 and Mathew Barzal #13 after scoring a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period in Game One of the Stanley Cup Semifinals during the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on June 13, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FLORIDA - JUNE 13: Ryan Pulock #6 of the New York Islanders is congratulated by Jordan Eberle #7, Andy Greene #4 and Mathew Barzal #13 after scoring a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period in Game One of the Stanley Cup Semifinals during the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on June 13, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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EDMONTON, ALBERTA – SEPTEMBER 15: Ryan Pulock #6 of the New York Islanders is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place on September 15, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Standings

My Prediction: 33-18-5 (71 points) – 1st Place

Actual Standings: 32-17-7 (71 points) – 4th Place

My God! I hit the points exactly on the nose. Sure, I was off by three places but I will absolutely count getting the number of points right. I had:

1. Islanders 33-18-5 (71 points)

2. Washington 31-18-7 (69 points)

3. Boston 29-19-8 (66 points)

4. Philadelphia 29-20-7 (65 points)

5. Rangers 28-22-6 (62 points)

6. Pittsburgh 26-22-8 (60 points)

7. Buffalo 25-26-5 (55 points)

8. New Jersey 19-25-12 (50 points)

The East was actually:

1 Pittsburgh 37-16-3 (77 points)

2 Washington 36-15-5 (77 points)

3 Boston 33-16-7 (73 points)

4 Islanders 32-17-7 (71 points)

5 Rangers 27-23-6 (60 points)

6 Philadelphia 25-23-8 (58 points)

7 New Jersey 19-30-7 (45 points)

8 Buffalo 15-34-7 (37 points)

Playoff Predictions

Again, I was fairly close here too. I had the Islanders losing in the Semi-Final although it was to the Vegas Golden Knights. My semi-final was Islanders vs Vegas and Carolina vs Vancouver (yikes) with Carolina and Vegas in the Final.

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I’m not perfect, there were definitely some blunders but overall, I think I did a fairly okay job with my predictions. Okay, you can roast me in the comments now.

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