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W2W4: Bolts, Rangers fight for final position

With so little separating the Lightning and Rangers in a series tied 3-3, what else would you expect but a scoreless game in the second period.

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Buffalo Sabres make 'perfect hire' with an evolved Dan Bylsma

Early on during Team USA’s world championship semifinal against Russia, head coach Todd Richards noticed that the Russians had found a way to effectively counter his set forecheck so that they were attacking the American defensemen with speed.

Goaltenders the key in Game 7 (1:10)
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McIndoe: 20 playoff controversies

The debate over Andrew Shaw's disallowed header is the most recent in a string of controversies -- some major, some overblown -- that have surfaced during the postseason.

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Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

#NYR fans chanting "Hen-rik! Hen-rik!" Also breathing a massive sigh of relief. Great glove save by Hank on Garrison streaking back-door.

Big Apple teams big in home Game 7's

The Rangers are a perfect 7-0 when hosting Game 7's. Combined with their fellow Madison Square Garden residents, the Knicks, they are a formidable 11-2 in Game 7's played in Manhattan.

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Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

#NYR power play much better when it doesn't set up and just tries an odd-man rush. Unless you liked blocked shots and bad passes.

Triplets without a shot in first period

The Lightning's "Triplets" line of Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat, and Nikita Kucherov was held without a shot on goal in the first period of Game 7 on Friday. The line had 22 points in the first 6 games of the series.


Craig Custance @CraigCustance

Late Lightning rally puts total at 14 shots on goal for both teams in tight 1st period. They combined for 23 in 1st period of Game 6. #NYR