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Predicting the 2019-20 NHL Season: Playoffs and Awards


The final part of our full season predictions takes us the farthest in the future, deep into June when the shiny stuff comes out once again. Regular season banners are nice, but you play to win Cups and maybe some other hardware in the process. Unlike before, I'm just going to lay these out, no explanation necessary, and we'll see how they look come June. Here's how I think the 2019-20 season closes out.

Eastern Conference

Washington (M1) vs. Florida (WC1): WSH in 7

Carolina (M2) vs. Philadelphia (M3): PHI in 6

Tampa Bay (A1) vs. Monteal (WC2): TB in 5

Toronto (A2) vs. Boston (A3): TOR in 6

Washington (M1) vs. Philadelphia (M3): PHI in 7

Tampa Bay (A1) vs. Toronto (A2): TOR in 7

Toronto (A2) vs. Philadelphia (M3): TOR in 5

Western Conference

St. Louis (C1) vs. San Jose (WC1): St. Louis in 4

Nashville (C2) vs. Colorado (C3): Colorado in 7

Calgary (P1) vs. Dallas (WC2): Calgary in 6

Vegas (P2) vs. Arizona (P3): Arizona in 7

St. Louis (C1) vs. Colorado (C3): Colorado in 6

Calgary (P1) vs. Arizona (P3): Calgary in 4

Calgary (P1) vs. Colorado (C3): Calgary in 6

Stanley Cup Finals

Toronto Maple Leafs (A2) vs. Calgary Flames (P1)

Gm 1: CGY 3, TOR 4

Gm 2: CGY 5, TOR 2

Gm 3: TOR 0, CGY 3

Gm 4: TOR 4, CGY 1

Gm 5: CGY 3, TOR 4 (2OT)

Gm 6: TOR 5, CGY 6 (OT)

Gm 7: CGY 2, TOR 4

2020 Stanley Cup Champion: Toronto Maple Leafs

Hart: Auston Matthews (TOR)

Art Ross: Connor McDavid (EDM)

Norris: Victor Hedman (TB)

Vezina: Frederik Andersen (TOR)

Jack Adams: Rick Tocchet (ARI)

GM of the Year: Kyle Dubas (TOR)

Calder: Jack Hughes (NJ)

Richard: Auston Matthews (TOR)

Selke: Sean Couturier (PHI)

Lady Byng: Alexsander Barkov (FLA)

Masterton: Joe Thornton (SJ)

Conn Smythe: Frederik Andersen (TOR)

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