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2dCraig Custance

Custance: Future of Babcock, Dubnyk, more

Craig Custance writes that despite interest from fans and NHL GMs, Gary Bettman is uninterested in chaning the points system. Plus, mailbag!

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Ducks stun Jets in final minute (0:43)

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Rapid Reaction: Ducks 2, Jets 1

Jakob Silfverberg scored with 21 seconds left in the third period to shock Winnipeg and give Anaheim a 2-0 series lead.

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

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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)



Washington kills penalty early

After Washington's Curtis Glencross earned a penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct, the Caps went on to kill the penalty in the first period against the Islanders. No score after seven minutes. Follow live

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Another physical shift and Eric Fehr looked a bit worse for the wear after big hit from Okposo along the boards. Fehr off to trainers room

Game 3: Capitals at Islanders, noon ET

Caps goalie Braden Holtby was sick for Game 2, but he's ready to get back on the ice today as the teams fight for the 2-1 series lead. Caps captain Alex Ovechkin has 11 goals and 16 assists in 27 career road playoff games.

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Capitals: G Braden Holtby to start Game 3 against Islanders after missing Friday's contest (illness)

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So there is your lineup change, as Capuano hinted. Tyler Kennedy draws into the lineup for Game 3, replacing Michael Grabner