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Burnside: Caps reverse history in dropping Isles

When given the opportunity to succumb to their grisly Game 7 past, the Capitals stuck to their game plan and advance to face the Rangers next.

Stanley Cup Playoffs Analysis

Lightning force Game 7 (1:28)


Levy and Melrose: Playing through injuries

Barry Melrose and Steve Levy marvel at the toughness of hockey players who fight through pain in the playoffs, such as the legendary Bobby Baun, who scored an overtime goal with a broken leg.

Stanley Cup Playoffs Highlights

Flames rally big to win series clincher (0:55)



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



If you want a goal, you have to shoot

The Islanders had three shots on goal from their forwards in Game 7 against the Caps, good for the fewest shots on goal by a team's forwards in any Stanley Cup playoff game since 1980. (via Elias)

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At DTW airport en route to Tampa, watching SportsCenter. Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek with not one but two highlights on Top 10

Who holds the edge in Game 7?

Barry Melrose on the Lightning-Red Wings winner-take-all game: “You’ve got to think [Steven] Stamkos is going to find a way to score a goal. You’ve got to think Tyler Johnson is going to continue his hot play. … I think Tampa Bay is going to win this series and move on against Montreal.”


Capitals win Game 7 with new style

Barry Melrose on how Caps' coach Barry Trotz transformed Washington: “This isn’t a fancy, high-scoring team anymore. This is a gritty, nuts and bolts team that can get down and dirty and finish checks and win physical battles.”


Capitals end Islanders' playoff run

Evgeny Kuznetsov's third-period goal advanced the Capitals to the next round as Washington beat the Islanders 2-1 in Game 7. New York managed just 11 shots on goal in the elimination game.


Lightning strike, force Game 7

Tyler Johnson scored 2 goals to help the Lightning avoid elimination with a 5-2 victory over the Red Wings. It was Johnson's 3rd multi-goal game this series, the first time a Lightning player has achieved that feat.


Capitals edge Islanders in Game 7

Joel Ward and Evgeny Kuznetsov each scored and the Capitals allowed just 11 shots on goal on their way to eliminating the Islanders. Box score


Kuznetsov puts Capitals back on top

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored his third goal of the series 12:42 into the third period to put Washington ahead of the Islanders 2-1 in Game 7. New York, which has just 10 shots so far, needs a late goal to stay alive. Follow live


Lightning force Game 7 with Red Wings

Tyler Johnson scored twice -- becoming the first player in Lightning history to record 3 multi-goal games in a single playoff series -- and Tampa Bay beat Detroit 5-2 to set up a winner-take-all Game 7 on Wednesday. Box score


Lightning push lead back to 2

Alex Killorn beats Petr Mrazek late in the 3rd period to push Tampa Bay's lead to 4-2 over the Red Wings. The Lightning force Game 7 with a victory. Follow live


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What a stop by Halak on Jay Beagle, gets his blocker on shot after puck caroms crazily off end glass. Is that one that will haunt the Caps?