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Picks for each Stanley Cup semifinal series

Which teams will reach the NHL's Stanley Cup Final? Here are our picks for Golden Knights-Canadiens and Lightning-Islanders.

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Stanley Cup semifinals preview: Golden Knights vs. Canadiens

We break down the Vegas-Montreal series position-by-position, and make a series pick.

Previewing Lightning-Islanders: Matchups, plus series pick

We break down the Tampa Bay-New York series position-by-position, and make a series pick.

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NHL Playoffs Daily: Stanley Cup semifinal matchups are set

We're down to the NHL's final four, as the Golden Knights dispatched the Avalanche in Game 6 Thursday. Get caught up on everything here.

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2021 NHL Playoffs Central: Bracket, schedule, scores, highlights, analysis

From the first round all the way through the Stanley Cup Final, ESPN has you covered. Check out the full picture and coverage on each team.

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How Carey Price has leveled up in the 2021 playoffs

What changed? How did a barely above replacement-level goalie in the regular season flip the switch to become an MVP-level playoff performer?

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Wyshynski: Ten reasons to root for the Montreal Canadiens, I guess

With the Habs eight games away from a Stanley Cup, we make a list of factors that could make someone want to jump on the bandwagon.

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    Replay NHL games during the Stanley Cup Qualifiers and Playoffs, and join Linda Cohn, Barry Melrose and Nabil Karim daily on In The Crease for full highlights and analysis.