2020 NHL playoffs: Picks for the conference semifinal round

The 2020 NHL playoffs have been one of the more unique postseasons. From the eight extra teams vying for spots during the qualification round to the fact that the games are being played in fanless arenas in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been quite the experience for hockey fans staying safe at home.

With the four conference semifinal matchups set, here are our picks for the teams that will make the NHL’s version of the final four.

Read more: Check out the full 2020 NHL playoffs schedule here.

Sean Allen: Islanders in six
Ben Arledge: Flyers in seven
Pierre Becquey: Islanders in seven
John Buccigross: Flyers in seven
Sach Chandan: Flyers in six
Linda Cohn: Islanders in six
Aimee Crawford: Flyers in six
Dimitri Filipovic: Flyers in six
Emily Kaplan: Flyers in six
Tim Kavanagh: Islanders in six
Don La Greca: Islanders in six
Vince Masi: Flyers in six
Victoria Matiash: Flyers in seven
Barry Melrose: Islanders in seven
Arda Ocal: Islanders in seven
Greg Wyshynski: Islanders in six

Consensus pick: Flyers (9/16)


Sean Allen: Lightning in seven
Ben Arledge: Lightning in six
Pierre Becquey: Lightning in six
John Buccigross: Lightning in seven
Sach Chandan: Lightning in seven
Linda Cohn: Lightning in seven
Aimee Crawford: Lightning in seven
Dimitri Filipovic: Lightning in seven
Emily Kaplan: Bruins in seven
Tim Kavanagh: Bruins in six
Don La Greca: Lightning in five
Vince Masi: Lightning in seven
Victoria Matiash: Lightning in six
Barry Melrose: Bruins in six
Arda Ocal: Lightning in six
Greg Wyshynski: Lightning in seven

Consensus pick: Lightning (13/16)


Sean Allen: Golden Knights in five
Ben Arledge: Canucks in six
Pierre Becquey: Canucks in seven
John Buccigross: Golden Knights in seven
Sach Chandan: Golden Knights in six
Linda Cohn: Golden Knights in seven
Aimee Crawford: Golden Knights in six
Dimitri Filipovic: Golden Knights in six
Emily Kaplan: Golden Knights in six
Tim Kavanagh: Canucks in six
Don La Greca: Canucks in seven
Vince Masi: Golden Knights in six
Victoria Matiash: Golden Knights in seven
Barry Melrose: Golden Knights in six
Arda Ocal: Canucks in seven
Greg Wyshynski: Golden Knights in six

Consensus pick: Golden Knights (11/16)


Sean Allen: Avalanche in five
Ben Arledge: Avalanche in six
Pierre Becquey: Avalanche in six
John Buccigross: Avalanche in seven
Sach Chandan: Stars in six
Linda Cohn: Avalanche in seven
Aimee Crawford: Avalanche in five
Dimitri Filipovic: Avalanche in six
Emily Kaplan: Avalanche in six
Tim Kavanagh: Stars in seven
Don La Greca: Avalanche in six
Vince Masi: Avalanche in six
Victoria Matiash: Avalanche in six
Barry Melrose: Avalanche in six
Arda Ocal: Avalanche in six
Greg Wyshynski: Avalanche in seven

Consensus pick: Avalanche (14/16)

Original article: https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/29713306/2020-nhl-playoffs-picks-conference-semifinal-round

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