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Custance: Explaining Forsberg's Calder snub

Why did Filip Forsberg get left off the list of Calder Trophy finalists? Craig Custance analyzes the snub, and answers mailbag questions.

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Calder Trophy finalists: Ekblad, Gaudreau, Stone

Florida's Aaron Ekblad, Calgary's Johnny Gaudreau and Ottawa's Mark Stone are the finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy, awarded to the top rookie.

Stanley Cup Playoffs Analysis

Breaking down the Capitals' Game 5 (0:30)

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Stanley Cup Playoffs Highlights

Canucks stay alive with Game 5 win (0:57)

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Ducks close out Jets (1:08)

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Grantland Features: 'Knuckles vs. Numbers'

Hockey's advanced-analytics movement has called for the extinction of the enforcer. We take a look at the fate of the NHL's brawlers, and their fight to remain a part of the league.

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

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No more 0 for Ottawa

Tom Gilbert breaks up the shutout with a goal for the Canadiens. Senators lead 3-1 in the third period. Follow live

Senators have big lead
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Craig Anderson has been stellar through two periods with 26 saves. Ottawa leads the Canadiens 3-0 in Game 5. Follow live

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Rangers, Pens even after two

The Penguins evened things up at one and ESPN's Barry Melrose says Pittsburgh "is showing a lot of character.” New York has a 3-1 series advantage. Follow live

Pens even things up with reviewed goal
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It needed to be reviewed, but Nick Spaling's first goal since Feb. 15 stood, tying the game 1-1. The Rangers have a 3-1 series lead. Follow live

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Ottawa takes 3-goal lead
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The Senators increased their lead in the 2nd period with an Erik Karlsson power-play goal, his first of the series. The Sens are looking to avoid elimination in Montreal. Follow live

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Fleury fights off Rangers on power play
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Marc-Andre Fleury has been fantastic in the 2nd period. He has 21 saves in the game, but the Penguins are down 1-0 in an elimination game against the Rangers. Follow live

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Mats Zuccarello out for the game

The winger was hit in the face with a puck and won't return for the rest of the game. The Rangers have a 1-0 lead in tonight's game and a 3-1 edge in the series. Follow live

Rangers up 1 after one
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New York has the lead as it looks to eliminate Pittsburgh tonight at MSG. Unfortunately for the Blueshirts, winger Mats Zuccarello took a shot to the face and headed to the trainer's room. Follow live

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Senators take 2-0 lead

Traffic in front of Montreal's net led to another Ottawa goal, this time it was Patrick Wiercioch. The Sens are looking to avoid elimination in Montreal. Follow live

Sens take 1-0 lead in first

Bobby Ryan gave the Sens the lead and Barry Melrose says, "He needed that, he's been struggling." Montreal has a 3-1 series lead. Follow live

Rangers take the lead
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The Rangers got a power-play goal (they are now 3-18 in the series) just 12 seconds in with Derek Stepan getting his second of the playoffs. Barry Melrose commented, "Killer on Pitt. That's not how you're supposed to start." Follow live

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Habs PP now 1-for-17 in the series but it did generate a few chances on that one, notably Markov side-door and Gallagher in front

Sens called for early penalty

The Senators got busted for too many men on the ice not even a minute into the game, which likely means they are "too excited" according to Barry Melrose. Ottawa killed off the penalty and it's tied 0-0 in Montreal. Follow live

Melrose's prediction: Rangers finish it

ESPN's Barry Melrose thinks New York will close out the series tonight against the Penguins, but the Rangers need to "come out fast" at MSG. Follow live

Canadiens need power-play boost

Montreal is one win away from advancing to the East semifinals, but it's no thanks to a power play that's scored just once in 16 chances against the Senators. Game 5 is tonight at 7 p.m. ET. Follow live

Vezina Trophy finalists named
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The award for the NHL's most outstanding goaltender has been narrowed down to three: Carey Price (MTL), Devan Dubnyk (MIN) and Pekka Rinne (NSH), according to the Predators.

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