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  1. Steve Downie scores three points in 4-2 Lightning win, Tampa Bay forces Game 7

    Apr 25, 2011, 10:28 PM EST

    Sean Bergenheim, Steve Downie

    Steve Downie and Dwayne Roloson lead the way as the Lightning beat the Penguins 4-2 to force a Game 7 confrontation.

  2. Flyers put together 5-4 comeback win as Ville Leino’s OT goal forces Game 7

    Apr 24, 2011, 7:05 PM EST

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    Ville Leino, Ryan Miller

    It wasn’t pretty – in fact, Mike Richards’ hit on Tim Connolly was downright ugly – but the Flyers found a way to earn a 5-4 Game 6 in overtime. This sets up a decisive Game 7, which fits this series perfectly.

  3. Jonathan Quick sets new Kings playoffs record with 51 saves in 3-1 win vs. Sharks

    Apr 24, 2011, 1:47 AM EST

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    Torrey Mitchell, Jonathan Quick

    Jonathan Quick made a Kings’ franchise playoff record 51 saves to help the Kings overcome a 30-shot difference and beat the Sharks 3-1. Read all about the stark contrast between his game and Antti Niemi’s debacle in this post.

  4. Bruins beat Canadiens 2-1 in 2nd OT after Tim Thomas and Carey Price engage in epic duel

    Apr 24, 2011, 12:01 AM EST

    Montreal Canadiens v Boston Bruins - Game Five

    Even with great “saves” by Michael Ryder and Zdeno Chara, Carey Price and Tim Thomas stole the show in the Bruins’ dramatic 2-1 double OT win. Find out how Boston took a 3-2 series lead in this post.

  5. Sharks ride momentum into Game 5 win; Kings find themselves down 3-1

    Apr 22, 2011, 1:54 AM EST

    Devin Setoguchi, Jonathan Quick

    The Sharks won another game in Los Angeles to take a 3-1 series lead over the Kings.

  6. Chicago dismantles Vancouver and Roberto Luongo again, bring series deficit down to 3-2

    Apr 22, 2011, 1:29 AM EST

    Roberto Luongo

    The Blackhawks have embarrassed Roberto Luongo and the Canucks for two straight games, bringing Vancouver’s series lead down to 3-2. Read all about their 5-0 win in this post.

  7. Michael Ryder powers Bruins’ OT comeback, Boston ties series 2-2

    Apr 21, 2011, 10:43 PM EST

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    Chris Kelly, Rich Peverley, Michael Ryder

    The Habs built three leads, but the Bruins kept coming back and ultimately tied the series with a 5-4 overtime win. The ragtag line of Michael Ryder, Chris Kelly and Rich Peverley ended up being the heroes.

  8. Are the Blackhawks back in Roberto Luongo’s head after their crushing 7-2 win?

    Apr 19, 2011, 11:20 PM EST

    Bryan Bickell, Roberto Luongo

    The Blackhawks avoided a sweep in a dramatic way by crushing the Canucks 7-2, but this game poses plenty of other questions. The biggest one might be: how will Roberto Luongo and his teammates respond to such a crushing defeat?

  9. Canucks push Blackhawks to brink of elimination with 3-2 win

    Apr 17, 2011, 11:58 PM EST

    Vancouver Canucks v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Three

    The Canucks have the defending champions on the ropes with a 3-0 series. This post recaps their 3-2 win over the Blackhawks.

  10. Mike Fisher comes through again as Predators edge Ducks, take 2-1 series lead

    Apr 17, 2011, 9:09 PM EST

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    Nashville Predators v Anaheim Ducks - Game One

    If Mike Fisher keeps this up, he might be more than just Mr. Carrie Underwood in Nashville. He might be the guy who helped the Predators finally reach the second round of the playoffs.

  11. Red Wings hold off surprising Coyotes surge, take 2-0 series lead with 4-3 win

    Apr 16, 2011, 4:21 PM EST

    Ilya Bryzgalov

    The Coyotes scored three unanswered goals to make Game 2 interesting, but the Red Wings ended up taking a 2-0 series lead with a 4-3 win.

  12. Anaheim’s stars produce early lead, Ducks tie series with Predators at 1-1

    Apr 16, 2011, 1:45 AM EST

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    After the Predators cruised to a Game 1 win and shut down the Ducks offense, Anaheim’s stars came through to tie the series up at 1-1 with a 5-3 win.

  13. Canucks hang on after hectic finish, take 2-0 series lead over Blackhawks

    Apr 16, 2011, 1:02 AM EST

    Daniel Sedin, Corey Crawford, Duncan Keith

    The Canucks took a 2-0 lead, but a wild finish might give the defending champion Blackhawks some needed confidence as the series shifts back to Chicago.

  14. Capitals beat Rangers at their own game, take 2-0 series lead with Michal Neuvirth shutout

    Apr 15, 2011, 10:43 PM EST

    New York Rangers v Washington Capitals - Game Two

    The Capitals beat the Rangers at their own grinding game as Michal Neuvirth earned a 22-save shutout to give Washington a 2-0 series lead.

  15. Tampa Bay rides thunderous start to 5-1 win against Pittsburgh, ties series 1-1

    Apr 15, 2011, 10:05 PM EST

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    Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St Louis, Simon Gagne, Steven Stamkos

    Tampa Bay’s veterans came through in a big way tonight, powering the Lightning to an electric 5-1 win against the Penguins. The series is now tied 1-1.

  16. Pekka Rinne, Mike Fisher help Predators dismantle Ducks 4-1

    Apr 14, 2011, 1:38 AM EST

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    Pekka Rinne, Bobby Ryan

    Mike Fisher scored two goals and one assist while Pekka Rinne stopped all but one shot to power the Predators’ 4-1 over the Ducks.

  17. Roberto Luongo blanks Blackhawks, Vancouver wins 2-0

    Apr 14, 2011, 1:06 AM EST

    Roberto Luongo

    Roberto Luongo also had a 32-save shutout tonight, as he blanked the Blackhawks in a 2-0 win for the Canucks.

  18. Alexes Semin and Ovechkin briefly silence critics as Capitals beat Rangers 2-1 in OT

    Apr 13, 2011, 11:16 PM EST

    Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin

    Want to call Alexander Semin and Alex Ovechkin chokers? You might want to ignore the results of tonight’s overtime Game 1 win against the Rangers, then.

  19. Marc-Andre Fleury shuts out Tampa Bay’s offense to give Pittsburgh 1-0 series lead

    Apr 13, 2011, 10:36 PM EST

    Tampa Bay Lightning v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game One

    Marc-Andre Fleury earned a 32-save shutout to carry the Penguins to a 3-0 win against the Lightning. Pittsburgh has the 1-0 series lead, but can they bottle the Bolts for the rest of the series?

  20. Detroit’s stars overpower Phoenix 4-2, giving Red Wings 1-0 series lead

    Apr 13, 2011, 10:06 PM EST

    Coyotes Red Wings Hockey

    Last year, the Red Wings’ offense eventually took over their first round series against the Coyotes. Detroit’s star power continued that trend, powering them to a 4-2 win and 1-0 series lead.

  21. Game of the Week: Blackhawks lose, must depend on a Stars’ loss for playoff berth

    Apr 10, 2011, 3:32 PM EST

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    The Blackhawks had a chance to clinch a playoff spot by getting one point against the Red Wings, but Detroit beat them in a thrilling 4-3 game. Read this recap to find out why Chicago will now be forced to root for Minnesota Sunday night.

  22. West playoff update: Sharks lock up second seed, Ducks clinch fourth place

    Apr 10, 2011, 3:20 AM EST

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    Kyle Wellwood, Ilya Bryzgalov, Ian White

    The Sharks clinched the second seed while the Ducks continued their torrid run to notch the fourth seed tonight. Meanwhile, the Predators were shut out by the Blues, leaving their situation at the mercy of the Blackhawks.

  23. Tampa Bay clobbers Carolina 6-2; Rangers top Hurricanes for East’s eighth seed

    Apr 9, 2011, 10:04 PM EST

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    Cory Stillman, Vincent Lecavalier, Brett Clark, Martin St. Louis

    Carolina had a chance to stamp its ticket to the playoffs with a win against Tampa Bay, but the Hurricanes will instead face a summer of regret after a crippling 6-2 loss. Their loss is the Rangers’ gain, as New York will be the eighth seed in the East.

  24. Tonight in the West: Kings clinch spot, Blackhawks and Ducks build cushions

    Apr 7, 2011, 2:17 AM EST

    Kyle Clifford, Ilya Bryzgalov, Michal Rozsival

    The Kings clinched a playoff spot, the Flames were officially eliminated and the West’s bottom two seed protected themselves in a busy night in the competitive conference.

  25. Jonathan Toews scores OT-winner to give Chicago a crucial victory

    Apr 6, 2011, 11:04 PM EST

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    St. Louis Blues v Chicago Blackhawks

    Jonathan Toews came through big again for his team, scoring an OT goal to give Chicago what could be a pivotal win.

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