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Burnside: Time to check the baggage

Both teams have disappointing playoff performances in their past, so Monday night is a chance at shaking the ghosts that haunt them.

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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 Analysis

Lightning ready for big Game 6 (4:24)

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Stanley Cup Playoffs Highlights

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

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Stanley Cup Playoffs Analysis

Mrazek stops Lightning to put them on the brink (0:56)

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

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Capitals break through late in 2nd

Joel Ward punched in a rebound under Jaroslav Halak to open the scoring and put the Capitals ahead 1-0 in Game 7. The Islanders are being outshot 21-7 heading to the 3rd. Follow live

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Scott Burnside @ESPN_Burnside

Great work by Joel Ward to first hold puck along boards then go to net to put home rebound of Orpik shot. Sizzling pass from Ovechkin too.

Lightning lead 3-1 over Red Wings

Tyler Johnson has his 3rd multi-goal game this postseason tonight, and the Lightning are out in front in Detroit looking to force Game 7. The only games Tampa Bay has won this series are the ones in which Johnson scored twice. Follow live

Katie Strang @KatieStrangESPN

Joe Louis crowd fired up by Kronwall hit to Kucherov. Kucherov's teammates not happy. Hit was high. DPS will look at that one

Scott Burnside @ESPN_Burnside

Isles take timeout after icing and more Caps pressure. Blood in the water but tied on the scoreboard. Critical juncture of game for Isles.

Craig Custance @CraigCustance

Joe Louis Arena has been as loud as I've heard it in a long time. Something about this series has brought out the best in Detroit fans.

Katie Strang @KatieStrangESPN

PPG from Tomas Tatar pulls the Red Wings back within a pair of goals, 3-1. Beautiful diving kick by Darren Helm to keep puck in play

Johnson adds another, Lightning up 3-0
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Tyler Johnson got in behind the Detroit defense and beat Petr Mrazek for his second goal of the night and sixth of the series as Tampa Bay moves closer to forcing a Game 7. Follow live

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Scott Burnside @ESPN_Burnside

Isles fortunate to escape 1st tied. Jason Chimera who has had a strong series with great chance at side of the net in last two minutes.

Islanders, Capitals scoreless after 1st
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Washington outshot New York 10-3 in the first, but Alex Ovechkin & Co. have nothing to show for it on the scoreboard in this win-or-go-home Game 7.

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Katie Strang @KatieStrangESPN

Stamkos left wide open in front of net. Had trouble getting good shot off. Went for extra whack after whistle and a scrum ensues

Lightning up 2-0 to start 2nd period
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Entering tonight, Petr Mrazek had stopped 73 of the Lightning's last 76 shots. But things haven't gone as well for the goaltender in Game 6. Tyler Johnson and Jason Garrison each beat Mrazek and Tampa Bay has 2 goals on 7 shots. Follow live

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