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MVP FOR EACH TEAM:
NOTE: Below is each team's highest-ranked player by NHL.com for Stanley Cup pools.
Nashville Predators: Roman Josi, D
Arizona Coyotes: Taylor Hall, LW
PAST PLAYOFF PERFORMERS:
Predators: Matt Duchene, C/RW
-Has 16 points (five goals, 11 assists), seven on the power play, in 18 postseason games.
Coyotes: Phil Kessel, RW
-Has 77 points (33 goals, 44 assists) in 87 postseason games (two Stanley Cup titles).
Predators: Viktor Arvidsson, LW/RW
Coyotes: Jakob Chychrun, D
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Predators: Filip Forsberg, LW
Coyotes: Clayton Keller, LW/RW
Read: Fantasy X-factors | Bounce-back candidates
PREDICTIONS FOR FIVE-GAME SERIES:
Pete Jensen: Coyotes in 5
Rob Reese: Predators in 5
David Satriano: Predators in 4
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