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Custance: It's not usually this easy, Teuvo

Blackhawks rookie Teuvo Teranainen is getting to play deep into the playoffs in his first season in the NHL.

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McIndoe: A Playoff Requiem

What doomed the 14 playoff teams not in the Cup final? Some had crippling injuries, goaltending issues or a dearth of scoring. One simply ran into an old nemesis.


Dean Lombardi: Kings to educate players

After a "gut-wrenching" meeting with Jarret Stoll (drug arrest), and with Slava Voynov's domestic violence trial to start in July, the Kings president/GM said: "We missed a big step here in trying to make sure [the players] understand right and wrong and that this has to be reinforced, not only as a human being, as somebody who is representative of the community."

Stamkos has Blackhawks' number

The 2015 Stanley Cup final begins tonight in Tampa Bay, as the Blackhawks visit the Lightning for Game 1. Steven Stamkos has 11 goals in 9 career games vs. the Blackhawks, which is the most goals per game (1.22) against Chicago by any player in the NHL’s expansion era (minimum 5 games). (via Elias)

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Who is your pick for the NBA Finals? Who is your pick for the Stanley Cup Final? Give us your take. Grab your phone, record a video with your best take on ANYTHING in sports today and post it using #TopFanTake. We'll find our favorite and may use it on tonight's midnight ET show.

Keith clear favorite for Conn Smythe

The Conn Smythe Trophy is far from decided because the most important round is still to come. But for Pierre LeBrun, one player stands out above the rest for the Stanley Cup playoff MVP award. 'Best hockey' of Keith's career


Relive the Stanley Cup playoffs in 3 goals

Getting ready for tomorrow's Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals? Make sure you're fully prepared with the top goals so far.