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MORE SERIES PREDICTIONS NYI-FLA | CAR-NYR | PIT-MTL
EDM-CHI | NSH-ARI | VAN-MIN | CGY-WPG | Cheat sheet
MVP FOR EACH TEAM:
NOTE: Below is each team's highest-ranked player by NHL.com for Stanley Cup pools.
Toronto Maple Leafs: Auston Matthews, C
Columbus Blue Jackets: Zach Werenski, D
PAST PLAYOFF PERFORMERS:
Maple Leafs: John Tavares, C
-Has 27 points (13 goals, 14 assists) in 31 career postseason games.
Blue Jackets: Seth Jones, D
-Has 20 points (four goals, 16 assists) in 27 career postseason games.
Maple Leafs: Zach Hyman, LW
Blue Jackets: Oliver Bjorkstrand, LW/RW
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Maple Leafs: Jake Muzzin, D
Blue Jackets: Cam Atkinson, RW
Read: Fantasy X-factors | Bounce-backs
PREDICTIONS FOR FIVE-GAME SERIES:
Pete Jensen: Maple Leafs in 5
Rob Reese: Maple Leafs in 4
David Satriano: Maple Leafs in 5
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