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10hPierre LeBrun

Penguins roll with punches of Game 1 loss

The leadership group will be charged in the coming 48 hours to make sure the Penguins don't dwell on what could have been after losing a road game they very well could have stolen.

Oshie's OT game winner completes hat trick (0:26)
Capitals win without being the best team (0:47)
Game 1 promises amazing Capitals-Penguins series (2:37)
Beagle gets too close with Penguins' sticks (0:28)
Melrose: Predators need Rinne for any chance vs. Sharks (0:52)
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16hJohn Buccigross

Tune in, fans: Playoffs and music go together

John Buccigross combines his favorite art forms, hockey and music, into an appreciation of each playoff team. The Red Wings are in Emo mode, while the beat goes on for contenders like the Caps.

Sharp: Looking forward to playing St. Louis (1:50)

Second round, Boychuk, Stamkos, Pritchard

The ESPN.com NHL team share their thoughts on second-round playoff matchups, and what could become of the Ducks after another early exit. Plus, we hear from Islanders D Johnny Boychuk, Lightning C Steven Stamkos and "Keeper of the Cup" Phil Pritchard.

Rinne the reason for Predators advancing (1:00)
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Celebrities who really love hockey

Don't you hate it when work gets in the way of watching the NHL playoffs? Same for these famous fans, who go to great lengths to follow their favorite teams -- all while doing their day jobs.

Conn Smythe Trophy prediction (1:10)
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2dCraig Custance

Nine biggest surprises of the first round

The first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs saw many surprising star turns (and vice versa). Craig Custance identifies the biggest as Round 2 begins.

Playoff preview: St. Louis Blues vs. Dallas Stars (1:53)
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Annoying lies and sharp truths of the first round

Stable goaltending is a must-have and the coaches' challenge is a good thing, right? Wrong, and those are just two of the harsh playoff realities we're repeating and expounding on as the opening round winds down.

Twitter pledge backfires on Rangers fan (1:51)
What the Blackhawks need to do to return as contenders (1:35)
Inside the NHL: Juggernauts collide, playoff preview (10:13)


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Condra is not on the ice for practice. Cooper said yesterday it would be a few days before Condra is back on the ice.

Beagle has rough night with hockey sticks

First, Jay Beagle got a hockey stick (hilariously) stuck in his visor. Then he got one stuck in his skate.


Oshie completes hat trick with OT winner

A sweet -- albeit, controversial -- wraparound goal in overtime is quite the way to score your third goal. And that's exactly what T.J. Oshie did in the Capitals' 4-3 Game 1 win over the Penguins.