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Strang: Rangers too much for Penguins

They needed overtime to do it, but the Rangers pushed past the Penguins into the second round of the playoffs.

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Bettman: No expansion yet; $500M fee reasonable

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman reports nothing definitive on potential expansion, though he does have a specific ownership fee of roughly $500 million in mind.

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Custance: Explaining Forsberg's Calder snub

Why did Filip Forsberg get left off the list of Calder Trophy finalists? Craig Custance analyzes the snub, and answers mailbag questions.

Stanley Cup Playoffs Analysis

Breaking down the Senators' Game 5 win (1:07)

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Calder Trophy finalists: Ekblad, Gaudreau, Stone

Florida's Aaron Ekblad, Calgary's Johnny Gaudreau and Ottawa's Mark Stone are the finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy, awarded to the top rookie.

Stanley Cup Playoffs Analysis

Breaking down the Capitals' Game 5 (0:30)


Stanley Cup Playoffs Highlights

Canucks stay alive with Game 5 win (0:57)


Stanley Cup Playoffs Analysis

Ducks close out Jets (1:08)

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Grantland Features: 'Knuckles vs. Numbers'

Hockey's advanced-analytics movement has called for the extinction of the enforcer. We take a look at the fate of the NHL's brawlers, and their fight to remain a part of the league.


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



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Kane: Hesitation has gone away. I would definitely say I had it the couple few games. It seems now where I'm a lot more confident in it.

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Corey Crawford: Nothing's changed in this room. Still the group we were before no matter who is in the game and who's not.

Islanders Video: Barry Melrose recalls giving HOFer Clark Gillies a bloody nose - "This is the greatest thing ever!"


Melrose remembers Nassau Coliseum

With the Islanders trailing the Capitals 3-2, today could be the final game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. ESPN's Barry Melrose tells a story that involves a former Islanders bruiser, a bloody nose and a game misconduct.


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Rangers are just the third team in Stanley Cup Playoff history to win 4 games in a series scoring 2 or fewer goals in each of them.