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MVP FOR EACH TEAM:
NOTE: Below is each team's highest-ranked player by NHL.com for Stanley Cup pools.
New York Islanders: Mathew Barzal, C
Florida Panthers: Jonathan Huberdeau, LW
NOTE: Huberdeau and elite center Aleksander Barkov have been playing on separate lines in training camp.
PAST PLAYOFF PERFORMERS:
Islanders: Jordan Eberle, RW
-Had nine points (four goals, five assists), including four on the power play, in eight games last postseason.
Panthers: Sergei Bobrovsky, G
-Went 6-4 with a .925 save percentage in 10 games last postseason.
Islanders: Jean-Gabriel Pageau, C
Panthers: Evgenii Dadonov, LW/RW
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Islanders: Semyon Varlamov, G
Panthers: Mike Hoffman, LW/RW
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PREDICTIONS FOR FIVE-GAME SERIES:
Pete Jensen: Panthers in 4
Rob Reese: Islanders in 5
David Satriano: Panthers in 4
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