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2021 NHL Playoffs: B/R Staff Stanley Cup Semifinals Predictions

We're down to four teams as the defending champion Lightning, Islanders, Canadiens and Golden Knights vie for the richest prize in professional hockey.

Tampa and Vegas were two of the early-season favorites expected to be here, the Isles and Habs less so.

Will the Islanders' vaunted defensive system stifle the Lightning's high-powered scoring threat? Can franchise goalie Carey Price lead the Canadiens over the Golden Knights and give Canada its first Stanley Cup winner since 1993?

Our team of B/R NHL writers breakdown both series and provide predictions on who's headed to the Stanley Cup Final this year.