While the Los Angeles Kings captured Lord Stanley's Cup in this year's NHL playoffs, they weren't the only winners.
Glen Cation of Wasaga Beach, Ontario won a 2014 Kia Forte Koup Turbo for taking top spot in the TSN Predictor: Playoff Edition and Ryan Mooney from Calgary, Alberta won a 2014 Kia Soul SX Luxury for winning the Playoff Hockey Challenge.
Cation felt that his chances were helped by the Toronto Maple Leafs not being in the playoffs, because that allowed him to be more objective when making his picks.
"I had no specific strategy but mainly I leaned towards the home team or as the playoffs rolled on I chose teams that gained momentum during their series," said Cation. "As an example, after Los Angeles were down 3-0 to San Jose, and came back with two wins, I went with them for Games 6 & 7."
Once he reached the leaderboard, Cation started to sense that it was possible he could win.
"As I crept up the leader board and made it into the Top 10, I really started to feel the pressure and it was very stressful watching the game that I had picked for that night. It was also very nerve racking during my streak as a few of the games I had picked went into overtime."
Tense or not, it turns out it was worth it in the end, as Cation's car has been ordered and is on its way.
When selecting his players, Mooney didn't just go with random selections. He had a plan in mind. "For the first few rounds, I basically tried to get to the 100 million cap as possible, targeting the big names such as Crosby and Malkin," said Mooney.
"When I had to lock my line up for the last two rounds, I was behind and thought that the best strategy would be for me to pick the two underdog teams left (Los Angeles and the New York Rangers). I then thought other people would be applying the same strategy so instead of picking the top guys on NYR I went with their second/third liners, like Derick Brassard and Mats Zuccarello."
Those two Rangers, along with the Kings' Justin Williams and Jake Muzzin provided good value for Mooney in those deciding two rounds.
Not only did Mooney win a car as the grand prize, he got something even better.
"This has forever given me a pass with the wife for fantasy sports. All it took was to win a car," he laughed.
Congratulations to both for their playoff success.