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2020 NHL playoffs betting preview: Bets we like for this postseason

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NHL hockey is coming back! After a nearly five-month pause due to the coronavirus pandemic, the postseason will get under way Saturday.

First up is the qualification round and round-robin seeding component, and the schedule includes five to six games per day. With games staggered throughout the day, this event will have a March Madness-esque feel to it.

Here are some of the bets we like throughout the postseason, from qualification round matchups all the way through Stanley Cup champion picks. Our panel includes ESPN betting analyst Doug Kezirian, ESPN NHL writers Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan, and Vince Masi from the ESPN Stats & Information group.

Odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook unless otherwise noted.

More: Check out the entire NHL playoffs schedule here.