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9hScott Burnside

Could Murray's success cost Fleury?

Penguins rookie goaltender Matt Murray's breakout performance this postseason might mean Marc-Andre Fleury's days in Pittsburgh are numbered.

#LevyAndMelrose: Greatest playoff run of all-time (1:51)
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Blues' Upshall keeps nervous eye on wildfire

Blues forward Scottie Upshall, coach Ken Hitchcock and Stars coach Lindy Ruff all are keeping tabs on a wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alberta, that has forced the evacuation of 88,000 residents.

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4hJohn Buccigross

Is Matthews the next Captain Serious?

John Buccigross has a serious message for Maple Leafs fans, who've been waiting 49 years for a Stanley Cup: Likely top-draft pick Auston Matthews could be the second coming of Jonathan Toews.

Backes' wrister adds insult to injury (0:28)
Boyle scores game winner in OT (0:32)
Boyle and Hamonic exchange words before game (0:15)
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Preds power past Sharks for Game 3 victory

After Patrick Marleau's opening tally for the Sharks, the Predators responded with four straight goals to earn a much-needed Game 3 win.

Weber's rocket goes top shelf (0:23)
Home ice confidence meant a lot for Predators in Game 3 (0:48)
Backes: We kept our foot on the gas (1:58)
Is Letang's one-game suspension fair? (1:58)
Inside the NHL: Can the Stars win using two goalies? (4:27)
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1dCraig Custance

How the Stars' D is changing perceptions

The Dallas defense might be better than anyone is giving it credit for right now, especially down the stretch, Craig Custance writes.


Trotz covers, Sharks, Daley, Sharp, Greiss

The ESPN.com crew covers gamesmanship from Capitals coach Barry Trotz, Brooks Orpik's hit on Olli Maatta, and why this Sharks team is different from years past. Plus, Trevor Daley, Patrick Sharp and Thomas Greiss stop by.

Inside the NHL: Are the Sharks the best in the West? (2:55)
Why are the Penguins beating the Capitals? (1:05)
Kuhnhackl scores goal off his back (0:32)
NHL: Top 3 plays of the week (1:34)
3dMartin Bater | ESPNDeportes.com

Hockey eyes Hispanic fans for growth

In the not-so-distant future, a hockey stick and a puck might be as common a sight in a Hispanic kid's room as a soccer ball or baseball bat.


Scott Burnside @ESPN_Burnside

Bryan Rust a bit of a surprise to go for Penguins after being injured in Game 3. Mike Weber into Caps lineup along the blue line.

Scott Burnside @ESPN_Burnside

Oskar Sundqvist draws into Pens lineup with Eric Fehr out. Justin Schultz back in lineup for first time since first game of playoffs.

Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

John Chayka will be named Thursday as new Coyotes GM. As part of new front office structure, head coach Dave Tippett to have increased role