2022 Stanley Cup Final – Picks Lightning-Avalanche and Conn Smythe Trophy

In the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs, it all comes down to this: Colorado Avalanche Tampa Bay Lightning Are poised to compete for the ultimate sport prize.

It could be a three-peat by the Lightning. Or will it be the first Cup in more than 20 years for the Avs. Our ESPN hockey experts will make their picks on the Cup winners and which player will win the Conn Smythe Trophy for MVP of the playoffs.

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2022 Stanley Cup Final – Picks Lightning-Avalanche and Conn Smythe Trophy

2022 Stanley Cup Final – Picks Lightning-Avalanche and Conn Smythe Trophy2022 Stanley Cup Final – Picks Lightning-Avalanche and Conn Smythe Trophy

Sean Allen: Lightning in six
Blake Bolden Six Avs
Brian Boucher Lightning in six
John Buccigross: Lightning in six
Ryan Callahan: Lightning in six
Cassie Campbell-Pascall: Lightning in seven
Sachin Chandan: Lightning in six
Linda Cohn: Avs in seven
Rick DiPietro Lightning in six
Ray Ferraro Avs in seven
Leah Hextall: Lightning in seven
Emily Kaplan Avs in seven
Tim Kavanagh: Lightning in six
Hilary Knight Six avs
Peter Lawrence-Riddell: Avs in seven
Steve Levy Lightning in seven
Victoria Matiash: Avs in seven
Sean McDonough Lightning in six
Mark Messier: Lightning in seven
AJ Mleczko: Avs in seven
Dominic Moore Lightning in six
Arda Öcal: Six avs
Kristen Shilton: Avs in seven
Kevin Weekes: Lightning in six
Bob Wischusen: Six avs
Greg Wyshynski: Six avs

Consensus pick: Lightning, 14/26


Conn Smythe Trophy Winner

Sean Allen: Steven Stamkos
Blake Bolden Cale Makar
Brian Boucher Andrei Vasilevskiy
John Buccigross: Steven Stamkos
Ryan Callahan: Steven Stamkos
Cassie Campbell-Pascall: Andrei Vasilevskiy
Sachin Chandan: Steven Stamkos
Linda Cohn: Nathan MacKinnon
Rick DiPietro Andrei Vasilevskiy
Ray Ferraro Cale Makar
Leah Hextall: Andrei Vasilevskiy
Emily Kaplan Cale Makar
Tim Kavanagh: Nikita Kucherov
Hilary Knight Cale Makar
Peter Lawrence-Riddell: Cale Makar
Steve Levy Steven Stamkos
Victoria Matiash: Cale Makar
Sean McDonough Andrei Vasilevskiy
Mark Messier: Andrei Vasilevskiy
AJ Mleczko: Cale Makar
Dominic Moore Anthony Cirelli
Arda Öcal: Cale Makar
Kristen Shilton: Cale Makar
Kevin Weekes: Andrei Vasilevskiy
Bob Wischusen: Nathan MacKinnon
Greg Wyshynski: Cale Makar

Totals: Cale Makar (10), Andrei Vasilevskiy (7), Steven Stamkos (5), Nathan MacKinnon (2), Nikita Kucherov (1), Anthony Cirelli (1)

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