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Dysfunctional Oilers get another No. 1 pick

The draft lottery rewards the Oilers for years of ineptitude with the incredible prize of Connor McDavid.

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Blues needed their best to step up (1:21)

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W2W4: Jets at Ducks, Game 2

Expect another hard-hitting, physical affair as the Jets try to steal a game in Anaheim before the series moves to Winnipeg.

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How do Capitals carry over Game 2 success? (0:54)

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Capitals rise to challenge to even series

Staring into a giant playoff pit in Game 2 against the Islanders, the Capitals did not flinch, and instead grew stronger and more steadfast.

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Megagraphic: Stanley Cup, by the numbers

So, you thought you knew the Stanley Cup, did you? Well, our crack research department dug up some fun factoids and spiffy stats that might surprise you about the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup.


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



Crosby scores again

Sidney Crosby scored for the second time in five minutes and the Penguins have taken a two-goal advantage into the second intermission. Follow live

Penguins take first lead of series

Sidney Crosby converted on the backhand to give the Pens a 2-1 lead in Game 2. This is the Kid's 42nd postseason goal. Follow live

Sutter evens things up

Brandon Sutter scored a power play goal and the Penguins and Rangers are tied at 1 in the second. New York leads the series 1-0. Follow live

Rangers 1, Penguins 0 after 1

Derek Stepan's score is the lone goal of the first but the teams have only taken eight shots combined. Follow live

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Keith Yandle back on ice for Rangers PP. Had not played since 7:01 of the period. Appeared a bit shaken after hit on last shift

Rangers get first goal

J.T. Miller finds a wide open Derek Stepan, who went top shelf to beat Marc-Andre Fleury. Rangers lead the series 1-0. Follow live

How good is Connor McDavid?
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Very. One longtime executive told ESPN's Scott Burnside, "[He] will make an immediate impact if he has someone to play with. Best I’ve seen since Ovi [Alex Ovechkin] and [Sidney] Crosby."

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Edmonton wins NHL draft lottery
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The Oilers -- who finished with the third-worst record this season -- will pick first, and presumably will pick Connor McDavid. It'll be the 4th time in 6 seasons Edmonton has had the top pick.

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Blues needed Tarasenko to go big

St. Louis needed Vladimir Tarasenko to have a strong showing today and he did. ESPN's Barry Melrose described the star as "all world" and "fantastic," but sees this series going the full seven games.


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So close and yet so far away. We can't wait to see these bad boys waving tonight. #LetsGoDucks #OurHouseOurTeam #PaintItOrange

Final: Blues 4, Wild 1

Vladimir Tarasenko had a hat trick that fired up the home crowd and Minnesota couldn't catch up. Series is tied 1-1. Box score


St. Louis takes 3-1 lead

Patrik Berglund scores his fifth career playoff goal to give the Blues a two-goal lead with less than two minutes left. Follow live