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Five things: Ward loves playoff hockey; Caps' Green rebounding in second round

Updated: May 4, 2009, 1:02 PM ET
By E.J. Hradek

Here are five difference-makers from a weekend of second-round games:

1. Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward just loves spring hockey. He proved that again Sunday night in Boston. In the third period of Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinals series, Ward was brilliant in protecting a 2-0 lead. He made a jaw-dropping, left-pad save on a point-blank chance from Bruins sniper Michael Ryder. Three seconds later, he flashed the same pad to stop a blast off the stick of B's defenseman ...

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