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Pavelski gives Sharks 2-0 series lead over Predators

Another wild third period. Another Sharks' victory. Joe Pavelski netted the game-winner, but Nashville threatened late before San Jose took a 2-0 series lead.

Pavelski lights the lamp for Sharks (0:24)
Backes' birthday present to himself: OT goal vs. Stars (0:26)
Fehr tips in game winner against old team (0:20)
Drouin goes backhand five-hole for Tampa Bay (0:32)
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2dCraig Custance

What's next for Boudreau, Ducks?

Following the Anaheim Ducks' firing of Bruce Boudreau, Craig Custance explores who the Ducks will hire, and where Boudreau will land.

Melrose on Ducks firing Boudreau: 'It's ridiculous' (1:13)
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Which tortured fan base deserves a Stanley Cup?

For some fan bases, it has been decades since their team raised the Stanley Cup. Others are still waiting for their first Cup kiss. So who deserves a Stanley Cup victory the most?

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2dPierre LeBrun

NHL, NHLPA agree on expansion draft rules

In what could be a significant step toward adding a team, the league and its players union concluded 'extensive discussions' on expansion issues.

Capitals win without being the best team (0:47)
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2dJoe McDonald

Lightning defenseman Stralman 'not near ready'

Injury-riddled Tampa Bay won't get Anton Stralman or Steven Stamkos back anytime soon. But Matt Carle, J.T. Brown and Mike Blunden are day-to-day.

Game 1 promises amazing Capitals-Penguins series (2:37)
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3dJohn 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)


Sharks' Joe Pavelski scores late winner

Pavelski lit the lamp off a rebound with under 3 minutes to play to send San Jose home with a 3-2 win in Game 2.