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Dysfunctional Oilers get another No. 1 pick

The draft lottery rewards the Oilers for years of ineptitude with the incredible prize of Connor McDavid.

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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!

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W2W4: Capitals at Islanders, Game 3

The Islanders and Capitals are heading toward their rubber match for Game 3 in a Sunday matinee.

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Ducks stun Jets in final minute (0:43)

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Rapid Reaction: Ducks 2, Jets 1

Jakob Silfverberg scored with 21 seconds left in the third period to shock Winnipeg and give Anaheim a 2-0 series lead.

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Capitals rise to challenge to even series

Staring into a giant playoff pit in Game 2 against the Islanders, the Capitals did not flinch, and instead grew stronger and more steadfast.

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How do Capitals carry over Game 2 success? (0:54)

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Megagraphic: Stanley Cup, by the numbers

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So it appears the Hamburglar is cooked unless the Sens are playing with us at morning skate... you never know at playoff time

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Canadiens at Senators, 7 ET (Game 3, Canadiens lead series 2-0) Canucks at Flames, 10 ET (Game 3, series tied 1-1)

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Craig Anderson taking shots in the traditional starter's net at morning skate. For what it's worth. We'll see what the coach says after

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Predators at Blackhawks - 3 ET (Series tied 1-1) Predators: set franchise record for postseason game with 6 goals in Game 2 Friday

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Capitals at Islanders - Noon (Series tied 1-1) Alex Ovechkin: goal in Game 2 (snapped 6-game point drought in postseason play)

Game 3: Predators at Blackhawks, 3 p.m. ET

Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling will make his postseason debut after starter Corey Crawford allowed 3 goals in the first period of Game 1 and another 6 in Game 2. But the Preds will be without captain Shea Weber, who's out for at least Games 3 and 4 after suffering a lower-body injury Friday. The series is tied 1-1.

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