NHL.com's fantasy hockey staff makes picks for playoff pools counting the entire 24-team tournament and predictions for each Stanley Cup Qualifiers series. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.
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MVP FOR EACH TEAM:
NOTE: Below is each team's highest-ranked player by NHL.com for Stanley Cup pools.
Vancouver Canucks: Elias Pettersson, C
Minnesota Wild: Kevin Fiala, LW/RW
PAST PLAYOFF PERFORMERS:
Canucks: Tyler Toffoli, RW
-Has 21 points (nine goals, 12 assists) in 47 playoff games (Stanley Cup title with Los Angeles Kings in 2014).
Wild: Zach Parise, LW
-Has the most playoffs games played (97) and points (74; 35 goals, 39 assists) of any Minnesota player.
Canucks: Tanner Pearson, LW
Wild: Luke Kunin, C/RW
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Canucks: Brock Boeser, RW
Wild: Devan Dubnyk, G
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PREDICTIONS FOR FIVE-GAME SERIES:
Pete Jensen: Canucks in 5
Rob Reese: Canucks in 5
David Satriano: Canucks in 4
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