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Penguins capture Stanley Cup with Game 6 win over Sharks | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Penguins and Sharks played an intense, brilliant Game 6 right to the end.

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Penguins defeat Sharks in OT, take 2-0 Stanley Cup Final lead

Conor Sheary scored his second goal of the Final, propelling the Penguins to a 2-1 overtime victory. They remained too fast and too tenacious defensively for the San Jose Sharks; and now, they’re two wins away from hoisting hockey’s Holy Grail.

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Bonino scores late, role guys star again as Pens take Game 1 – ProHockeyTalk

Nick Bonino's late goal helped Pittsburgh defeat San Jose 3-2 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

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Pavelski, Ward carry Sharks within a win of finals - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: (The Sports Xchange) - Joe Pavelski scored his second goal of the game 16 seconds into the third period as the San Jose Sharks beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 on Monday to put them one win away from their first Stanley Cup finals. Leading

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Burns, Sharks burn Blues, tie series 1-1 – ProHockeyTalk

The San Jose Sharks handled the St. Louis Blues in just about every way to tie the Western Conference Final 1-1.

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Conn Smythe Watch: Who's leading the NHL playoff MVP race?

Here’s how we see the field through Thursday night’s games. Please keep in mind that for the Conn Smythe Watch, we weigh candidates more if their teams appear headed to advancement.

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Los Angeles Kings reign likely to return next season | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: “They have tremendous pieces to the puzzle and have had, still have and will have moving in the future,” a Western Conference scout told Puck Daddy. “They’re a very complete team from top to bottom including in goal. There’s v

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In Defense of the Playoff Beard

Mark Lazarus, chair of NBC sports, has committed hockey sacrilege: He has come out against the playoff beard. "The players won't like this, but I wish they all would stop growing beards in the postseason," Lazarus told the Chicago Tribune. "Let's get their faces out there. Let's talk about how young and attractive they are. What model citizens they are. They truly are one of a kind, among professional athletes." It's unfortunate. The man who is most responsible for promoting the sport of hockey in the United States clearly doesn't understand the game.

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Blackhawks advance to Stanley Cup Final, Toews leads Game 7 win

Simply put: The Blackhawks stars were the difference in the last two games of the series.

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Ben Bishop sends Tampa to Stanley Cup Final with Game 7 shutout | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: It’s time to bring back that “Stanley Needs a Tan” slogan from Tampa’s 2004 Cup run. The Lightning is headed back to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since it won it all that season after winning the NHL's Eastern Confer

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Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks force Game 7 with powerful performance

The war of attrition in the Western Conference Final has been a battle of two different types of strengths: Anaheim’s depth versus Chicago’s skill and survivalist instinct.

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NY Rangers rout Lightning, chase Bishop in Game 6 to avoid elimination

he New York Rangers faced elimination in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final on Tuesday night, so they did what they do best in the playoffs: Force a Game 7.

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Beleskey scores in OT, Ducks beat Chicago 5-4 in wild Game 5 - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Matt Beleskey scored 45 seconds into overtime, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Monday night in Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals. Chicago captain Jonathan Toews scored two stunning goals

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Lightning shock Rangers in Game 5, one win away from Cup Final

NEW YORK – The Tampa Bay Lightning finally shut down the New York Rangers’ offense, got another star performance from Steven Stamkos and are now one win away from playing for the Stanley Cup.

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Antoine Vermette plays hero as Blackhawks beat Ducks in double-OT | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Antoine Vermette went from a healthy scratch in Game 3 to the double-overtime hero of Game 4 of the Western Conference Final.

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Rick Nash scores twice as Rangers even series with Lightning

A pair of second period goals from Chris Kreider and Keith Yandle 1:48 apart propelled the New York Rangers to 5-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4.

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Andersen stops 27, Ducks take 2-1 lead

Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau knew the answer without having to ask the question. ''Nobody mentioned anything,'' Boudreau said after the Ducks' 2-1 victory over the Blackhawks on Thursday night, ''because they all wanted

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Nikita Kucherov's OT goal gives Lightning wild 6-5 victory over Rangers

An overtime goal from Nikita Kucherov helped give the Tampa Bay Lightning a wild 6-5 win over the New York Rangers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final. Tampa now leads the series 2-1 with Game 3 on Friday at Amalie Arena.

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Marcus Kruger daggers Ducks in triple OT thriller

Game 2 of the Western Conference Final was a physical and spirited affair between the Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks

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The L.A. Kings' Finishing Kick Is Ridiculous

The L.A. Kings have been a dominant playoff team in recent years, but their regular seasons have been uneven. That is, until the calendar turns to February.

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6 NHL Teams Most Likely to Win the 2015 Stanley Cup - Part 4

Which National Hockey League teams have the best chances of winning the 2015 championship? We break down six contenders.

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Sharks win 4-0, ruin Kings' celebration

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Kings gathered at center ice while the Stanley Cup was lowered from the scoreboard, and they watched their championship banner raised to the rafters in a stirring pregame ceremony.

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L.A. Kings Stanley Cup rings can probably be seen from space (Photos)

This year’s ring has taken on the shape of the Kings’ logo, which means it’s a rather large setting.

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Stanley Cup Final live: Kings defeat Rangers, 3-0

Kings 3, Rangers 0 (final)

The Kings have taken a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Final series by defeating the Rangers, 3-0, tonight at Madison Square Garden.

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When Kings, Rangers last met in playoffs, they showed plenty of fight

"If the referee goes by the rule book now, there will be nobody left to play the hockey game." — Bill Chadwick, New York Rangers television analyst

The ice at the Forum was so crowded that night in 1981, it looked like the rink at New York's Rockefeller Center in December. This, though, was far from a "If the referee goes by the rule book now, there will be nobody left to play the hockey game." — Bill Chadwick, New York Rangers television analyst

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Stanley Cup Final odds favor Hawks vs. Rangers final

It's shaping up to be a Rangers Blackhawks Stanley Cup final and anyone willing to bet it will be otherwise can earn a nice long shot payout.

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Stanley Cup Playoffs: What You Need to Know, May 3

Every night during the playoffs, we will wrap up all the exciting action and tell you what you need to know about the 2013-14 Stanley Cup playoffs. Welcome to What You Need To Know.

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Stanley Cup Playoffs Three Stars: Stastny, Steen OT heroes; Sharks bite Kings; Rangers solve Emery

No. 1 Star: Paul Stastny, Colorado Avalanche Stastny is one of the few Avs players that actually has playoff experience. The vet tied the score with 14-seconds left, and won the game just 7:27 into overtime. Both of Stastny's goals … Continue readi

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NHL Playoff Power Rankings: Stanley Cup favorites & long shots

Rating the NHL's playoff teams from No. 1 to No. 16: The Chicago Blackhawks try to become the first repeat champions since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and '98, but the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins – and Anaheim Ducks and San Jos