2019 NHL playoffs: Picks on the conference final series

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Friday, May 10, 2019

The conference final round of the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs is set to begin on Thursday, May 9. Our writers, analysts and editors weigh in with their predictions for each series:

ESPN experts panel: Sean Allen, NHL fantasy columnist; Ben Arledge, associate editor; Pierre Becquey, deputy editor; John Buccigross, SportsCenter anchor, "In the Crease" host; Matthew Coller, NHL writer; Sachin Chandan, hockey researcher for ESPN the Magazine; Linda Cohn, SportsCenter anchor, "In the Crease" host; Aimee Crawford, senior editor; Dimitri Filipovic, NHL writer; Emily Kaplan, national NHL reporter; Tim Kavanagh, general editor; Don La Greca, ESPN Radio host; Steve Levy, SportsCenter anchor; Vince Masi, Sports & Information research specialist; Victoria Matiash, NHL fantasy columnist; Chris Peters, NHL prospects writer; Greg Wyshynski, senior NHL writer