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Prickly Kesler was just what Ducks needed

Ryan Kesler might not look that friendly, but the Ducks believe he is the perfect piece to their Cup puzzle.

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Custance: Three keys for Rangers' offseason

When Rangers GM Glen Sather started shipping away first-rounders, he upped the ante in New York. It’s about winning Stanley Cups now in that organization, so falling short of a return to the finals is a disappointment.

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Game 7s are something you don't forget

It's no accident that players who stepped on the ice thousands of times can remember every detail of a Game 7 years later.

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Three keys to the offseason for the New York Rangers

When Rangers GM Glen Sather started shipping away first-rounders, he upped the ante in New York. It’s about winning Stanley Cups now in that organization, so falling short of a return to the finals is a disappointment.

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The celebrity that is the Stanley Cup (1:49)
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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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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.

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Burnside: Kesler just what Ducks needed

No team will advance to the Stanley Cup finals because of one player. The game is too fast, too complex; the lines separating success and failure too fine for it to be that simple. But the prickly Ryan Kesler just might be the perfect piece to Anaheim's Cup puzzle. 'A force to be reckoned with'

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Bishop with an NHL first on Friday

Ben Bishop became the first goaltender in NHL history to send his team into the Stanley Cup Final with a road shutout in a Game 7 (via Elias).

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Lightning Video: Barry Melrose says team is "going to be the underdog going [into Stanley Cup] no matter who they play"

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Melrose: Better fit for Tampa Bay?

Barry Melrose thinks the Lightning will be underdogs no matter who they face in the Stanley Cup finals, but selfishly wants to see a Tampa Bay-Chicago matchup.

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Blackhawks in familiar territory

The Blackhawks are looking to advance to their third Stanley Cup finals this decade (won in 2010 & 2013). Between 1966-2009, the Blackhawks made it to the Stanley Cup finals three times combined. Game 7 vs. the Ducks is tonight at 8 p.m. ET.

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