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The Conference Finals -- Tonight: Carolina Hurricanes @ Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittcarolina Pretty impressive showing by the Red Wings yesterday in the opener of the Western Conference finals, Detroit turning a close game against the youthful Blackhawks into a 5-2 rout that had the good folks of Motown in quite a spirited mood.

Should have another good one tonight as the upset-minded Hurricanes go into Pittsburgh with little fear. Should be a terrific series. I hope they have Versus in Bloomington, Ind. I think they should, but one never knows.

Prediction time kids. Who do you like in these conference finals? As I've said a few times before, I'm going with a Detroit-Pitt rematch for the Cup. Leave comments below...

George's Picks -- West: DET in 6; East: PIT in 7

Previous selections -- West semifinals:

Vancouver over Chicago (7); Detroit over Anaheim (6). East semifinals: Boston over Carolina (7); Pittsburgh over Washington (7). West quarterfinals: -- Boston/Montreal: Bruins in 5
-- Washington/Rangers: Caps in 7
-- New Jersey/Carolina: Hurricanes in 6
-- Pittsburgh/Philadelphia: Penguins in 7
-- San Jose/Anaheim: Sharks in 7
-- Detroit/Columbus: Red Wings in 6
-- Vancouver/St. Louis: Canucks in 6
-- Chicago/Calgary: Blackhawks in 7