The race to lift the 2020 Stanley Cup is now picking up steam approaching the All-Star break in January. Trades, demotions, free-agency, all occur in an effort of making a successful run through the playoffs. 12 games is what one team out of 31 in the NHL must win in order to lift the Holy Grail of Hockey. The Washington Capitals, St. Louis Blues, Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Tampa Bay Lightning, all made the playoffs last season. It is these 5 teams that are most likely to contend for the Stanley Cup, but how each individual team will get there may not be so obvious.