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LeBrun: Petry stepping outside the box

Son of former major leaguer Dan Petry is finding success outside of the family business.

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Kovalchuk helps St. Petersburg win KHL title

Ilya Kovalchuk led SKA St. Petersburg to its first Kontinental Hockey League title on Sunday as the team clinched a 4-1 series victory over Ak Bars Kazan.

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Custance: Future of Babcock, Dubnyk, more

Craig Custance writes that despite interest from fans and NHL GMs, Gary Bettman is uninterested in chaning the points system. Plus, mailbag!

Stanley Cup Highlights

Darling stops the Predators (1:10)

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Ducks stun Jets in final minute (0:43)

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Megagraphic: Stanley Cup, by the numbers

So, you thought you knew the Stanley Cup, did you? Well, our crack research department dug up some fun factoids and spiffy stats that might surprise you about the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup.

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Levy and Melrose: Stanley Cup playoffs are the best (2:21)

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Senators lead Canadiens after 1st

Clarke MacArthur's goal is the difference so far in Ottawa as the Senators lead the Canadiens 1-0 after the first period. Ottawa outshot Montreal 12-9 in the first 20 minutes and had 11 more hits. Follow live

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Shots 10-4 Senators, Habs have had two decent chances on Anderson, that's about it so far. Ottawa's desperation level very apparent

Senators strike first at home

Mark Stone found Clarke MacArthur in front of the net and MacArthur put it past Carey Price to give Ottawa a 1-0 lead over Montreal. Follow live

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MacArthur opens the scoring but the key play was Karlsson taking a huge hit from Subban on the zone entry to make the play happened, 1-0 Ott

Darling stops the Predators
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Barry Melrose on Scott Darling's 35 saves in Game 3: "I thought he should've come in for Game 2. He played so good in Game 1. ... He played really well and because of the way he played you've got to think he's going to come back in Game 4.

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Adjustments guide Chicago in Game 3

ESPN Chicago's Scott Powers: "Joel Quenneville made three changes after a Game 2 loss, and they benefited the Blackhawks. Andrew Desjardins and Scott Darling especially made an impact in the win. Darling likely earned himself another start in Corey Crawford's place." Game 2 reaction

Final: Blackhawks 4, Predators 2

The Blackhawks used a 3-goal 2nd period to down the Predators and take a 2-1 series lead. Scott Darling made 35 saves in his first postseason start. Jonathan Toews tallied a goal and an assist. Box score

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Blackhawks whistle while they work
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Chicago isn't content resting on a 4-2 lead early in the third period. It looked as if the Blackhawks had another one sneak past Pekka Rinne, but the whistle had already blown, and the Predators stay down just two goals. Follow live

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End of 2nd: Blackhawks 4, Predators 2
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There is plenty of Chicago cheer to go around after the Blackhawks boasted a three-goal second period to take a 4-2 lead into the second intermission. Jonathan Toews started the scoring with a goal 36 seconds in, and Brandon Saad and Brent Seabrook followed. Box score

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Hawks make it look easy as 1-2-3
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Make that three goals in the second period for the Blackhawks, who benefited from Brent Seabrook's 13th career playoff goal, assisted by Jonathan Toews and Andrew Shaw. The Predators trail 4-2 on the road. Follow live

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