Which NHL team will win the Stanley Cup in 2020?
With the NHL’s 2023-24 season already under way, the league is gearing up for the next round of voting.
That means the voting will begin on Thursday and will end on Friday.
Here’s a look at some of the top contenders for the Stanley and a look ahead to the final two rounds.1.
San Jose Sharks3.
Florida State Panthers10.
St. Louis Blues11.
New Jersey Devils12.
New York Islanders13.
Detroit Red Wings17.
Ottawa Red Wings (8-8-2)After winning their last three games, the Ottawa Red Wings sit in third place in the Central Division.
But, after finishing the regular season with a 14-3-0 record, they’re facing the final three rounds of the playoffs, which will take place in Los Angeles on Dec. 27.2.
Chicago (9-7-2), which is still tied for first in the West Division, is looking to improve on its 3-1-0 start to the season with games in Minnesota and Winnipeg.3.
Colorado (8) The Avalanche are in the midst of a playoff push that started with wins over St. Paul and the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday.
But the team’s woes have been getting worse as the playoffs approach.
The Avs have now lost five straight games, including five straight at home.4.
San Antonio (7) The Spurs are on a five-game winning streak after a 6-3 loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.
They’ll play at Dallas on Sunday.5.
Vancouver (7-8) With a 1-1 tie with the Winnipeg Jets, the Canucks are now 1-4-0 at home, including a 2-1 loss to Columbus on Tuesday night.6.
Edmonton (8-) Edmonton has lost six of its last eight games, with a 3-0-0 road record.
The Oilers have scored the fewest goals (10) in the NHL at 22.4 per game.7.
Calgary (9) The Flames have now won 10 straight games at home and have won eight of their last nine.
But they’re also missing top netminder Jonathan Bernier and have allowed just one goal in their last four.8.
New Orleans (8)- The Pelicans are 5-1 at home this season, but they’re going through a coaching change after the club went 0-5-0 against the Oilers.
They’re still in the thick of playoff contention, though, with wins against the Minnesota Wild and Washington Capitals on Thursday.9.
New Zealand (10-3) The All Blacks are 8-2-0 in their past 10 games and have already beaten four teams in the playoffs.10.
Detroit (9)- The Tigers have gone 10 straight in games decided by two goals or fewer.
They have also been unbeaten at home all year.11.
Chicago Bulls (11-4) The Bulls are currently on a four-game losing streak, and coach Tom Thibodeau has gone 5-2 in his last six games.12.
Los Angeles Kings (12-4)- The Kings are in first place in their division and are riding a four game winning streak.
They will play the New York Rangers on Sunday and have a chance to win the Western Conference.13.
Ottawa (13) The Senators are 7-4 at home after beating the Edmonton Oilers 5-3 on Wednesday night.14.
Winnipeg Jets (14-4)*The Jets are on their best run of the season after beating Minnesota 3-2 on Wednesday and winning 3-3 at home against the Florida Panthers on Friday night.15.
Nashville (15-4*)*The Predators are on the outside of the playoff picture after being swept by the Edmonton Blades in the first round of the postseason.16.
Los Gatos (16-5)*The Kings are riding an 11-game win streak after beating Nashville 3-4 on Wednesday, and are looking to finish their season with two wins against Edmonton and Winnipeg in a span of seven days.17.
Columbus (17-5)The Hurricanes are 11-3 all-time against the Blues, and have played them six times this season.18.
Toronto (18-5*)The Blue Jays are now 5-0 away from home and will play a game against the Colorado Avalanche in the fourth round.19.
Montreal (18)The Canadiens are 9-1 all-timers after defeating the St. Pats 2-0 on Thursday afternoon.20.
Buffalo (19) The Sabres are on an 11 game winning run after beating Buffalo 3-5 on Wednesday in a game that ended in a shootout.21. Winnipeg (