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Burnside: Despres flourishing in Anaheim

Even his coach didn't expect much from Simon Despres after a trade to the Ducks, but Despres has quickly become a key playoff cog for Anaheim.

Blackhawks looking to rebound in Game 4 (3:42)
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Vermette: I was not happy being scratched

Veteran Antoine Vermette thought his play was good enough to remain in the lineup and was frustrated to sit out of Game 3.

Clayton Stoner having fun in playoffs (2:38)

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Henrik Lundqvist the key for Rangers (0:30)

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McIndoe: Fowl play from the Ducks' anchor

Frederik Andersen has become an unlikely hero for the Ducks, and his performance so far against the Blackhawks will likely have him facing a desperate Hawks team in Game 4.

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538: Statheads were right about Tyler Johnson

Tyler Johnson's stunning playoffs shouldn't be surprise because according to at least one commonly used value metric, his regular season had already established him as arguably the best skater in the NHL.

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A tale of two Lundqvists

It's pretty simple: When Henrik Lundqvist beats the Lightning, it's because he played lights out. When he loses to them, you can bet their offense turned the goal-light red at least 4 times.

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Kruger said he didn't take faceoffs in Game 3 because of game situations, not an injury. Quennevile said he will be more involved today.

New York Rangers @NYRangers

"Whatever happened last night is over. We'll try to carry some momentum...it's a new game, and it starts 0-0 again." - #NYR Rick Nash

New York Rangers @NYRangers

"...It's about the team and anything you can do to help the team win. If the team's winning, you're obviously happy and smiling." Nash #NYR