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Burnside: 7 West game-changers

Only so many players are capable at this time of the year of stepping up when the season is on the line. We've got seven to watch in the Western Conference finals.

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Seattle arena investor: No hockey-first plan yet

The investor attempting to build a new basketball and hockey arena in Seattle says his group has yet to be presented with a plan that would have a hockey franchise as the first occupant..

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Vollman: Why Lightning have edge in Game 7

Of the five teams in the NHL that are deepest in puck-moving defensemen, three of them are among the four conference finalists. Rob Vollman defines PMDs and explains why Tampa Bay gets the edge.

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W2W4: Ducks at Blackhawks, Game 6

The Ducks have a chance to close out the Blackhawks, and the mindset of goalie Frederik Andersen will be key for Anaheim.

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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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Potential pair of NHL Game 7's is rare

If the Blackhawks win tonight, it will be just the second time since expansion in 1967-68 that both series immediately preceding the Stanley Cup finals have gone to a Game 7. The only other time it happened was in 2000 (New Jersey beat Philly; Dallas beat Colorado).

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