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3hScott 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.

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#LevyAndMelrose: Greatest playoff run of all-time (1:51)
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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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Weber's rocket goes top shelf (0:23)
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Home ice confidence meant a lot for Predators in Game 3 (0:48)
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Backes: We kept our foot on the gas (1:58)
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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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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.

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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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Kuhnhackl scores goal off his back (0:32)
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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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Penguins: lead NHL in goals (204), t-2nd in wins (39 - trail only Capitals) since hiring Mike Sullivan on Dec. 12

Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Scottie Upshall, a native of Fort McMurray, talks about the devastation caused by wildfires in his hometown and the messages he's receiving from those back home.

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Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Paul Stastny on best advice he recently got from his dad: "Something, something and have fun."

Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Pietrangelo chats about the play of David Backes. Also says he feels fine after taking hit late in Game 3.

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John Buccigross @Buccigross

Nikita Kucherov (TB): game-tying goal with 39 seconds left last night. 7th goal this postseason (leads NHL)

Is this the end for Marc-Andre Fleury?

The breakout performance of Penguins rookie goalie Matt Murray this postseason might mean that Marc-Andre Fleury's days in Pittsburgh are numbered. Could Murray's success cost Fleury?

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Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Islanders coach Jack Capuano was then asked if he thought the hit by Hickey on Jonathan Drouin was clean. "Well, when Jonathan Drouin cut to the middle, [Hickey] hit him right in the chest. That's an open-ice hit and we've seen plenty of those and it's directly right in his chest. Where on the hit on Thomas, you can see his head snap back and you can see the shoulder lead the elbow up into the head areas, so totally two different hits and on the angles that I have, it's not even close."

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Islanders coach Jack Capuano stands by his Game 3 postgame comments, regarding the hit by the Lightning's Brian Boyle on New York's Thomas Hickey. Here is Capuano's answer from Wednesday's conference call: "Your emotions are high after a game, but I watched it. Very seldom do I have time to watch video right after a game during the season when I come see [the media]. But I had a chance to watch it and I just feel like the hit was high. To me, it's a position where it's an odd-man rush going the other way too. It's one of those calls that [ref] has a spilt-decision to make, so I'm going to stand by what I said and I thought the hit was high. It led to a really good scoring chance for them. "Like I said last night, these guys that are getting suspended for a game, or three, or whatever it is, it's a fast game. They're not playing dirty. They're trying to finish their checks and do the right things and when things happen so fast, shoulders, elbows, sticks get up and get up high. To me, just seeing Thomas after the game, bleeding out of his mouth and his teeth, he got hit in the head. I'm not going to change anything. I'm not going to change my opinion on that."

Joe McDonald @ESPNJoeyMac

Capuano described his team's Game 3 loss as demoralizing in a way, but the Islanders played their best game of the season. Ready for Game 4