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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.


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)


Stanley Cup Playoffs Highlights

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


Stanley Cup Playoffs Analysis

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



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



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

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

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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

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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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

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.


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

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


Lightning double advantage

Tampa Bay was shut out in Game 5, but seems to have solved Petr Mrazek tonight. Steven Stamkos found an open Jason Garrison, who put it into the net to give the Lightning a 2-0 lead with less than 10 minutes to play in the first. Follow live


Capitals host Islanders in Game 7

Jaroslav Halak and the Islanders look to shut down the Capitals in Game 7. Halak is 6-1 in games his team faced playoff elimination, the best record among active goaltenders. Alex Ovechkin has 2 goals in his past 12 playoff games. Follow live

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