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8hScott Burnside

Capitals blow yet another chance to get back in the series

With the Penguins down two important defensemen, the Capitals wasted a chance and are looking up from yet another deep playoff abyss after a Game 4 OT loss.

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Hornqvist scores the OT winner for Penguins (0:35)
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Penguins get it done without Letang and Maatta (1:15)
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#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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12hJohn 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.

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Backes' wrister adds insult to injury (0:28)
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Boyle scores game winner in OT (0:32)
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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.

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Home ice confidence meant a lot for Predators in Game 3 (0:48)
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Is Letang's one-game suspension fair? (1:58)
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Inside the NHL: Can the Stars win using two goalies? (4:27)
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2dCraig 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.

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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.

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Inside the NHL: Are the Sharks the best in the West? (2:55)
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Why are the Penguins beating the Capitals? (1:05)
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NHL: Top 3 plays of the week (1:34)
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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.

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Hornqvist nets OT winner for Penguins

Patric Hornqvist pounced on a loose puck to give Pittsburgh the victory in Game 4 and a 3-1 series lead over the Capitals.

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Penguins top Caps in OT, own 3-1 series lead

Patric Hornqvist recorded an assist and the game-winning goal as Pittsburgh edged Washington 3-2.

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Another great finish! Penguins increase their series lead to 3-1 thanks to an OT goal from Patric Hornqvist.