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LeBrun: Paging Alex Galchenyuk

The Habs are counting on enigmatic young star Alex Galchenyuk to step it up with the team's playoff hopes on the line.

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1dCraig Custance

Custance: Updates on O'Connor, Seattle, more

Top college free agent Matt O'Connor has narrowed down his choices, according to Craig Custance. Plus, updates on the NHL in Seattle and the mailbag.

What to expect in Game 2 (4:03)
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17hScott Burnside

Flames captain Mark Giordano skates with team

Mark Giordano practiced for the first time since suffering a torn biceps, but he did not say if the timeline for his return has been moved up.

Stanley Cup Analysis

Montreal awful on power play (0:28)


Barry's Best

Best chance for upset in NHL's second round (0:41)

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2dSean McIndoe

NHL Grab Bag: The sordid suspension issue

Go ahead, disagree with the league on suspensions or claim there is a bias against your favorite team. Just don't say it's about "consistency," because that word is meaningless.

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3dCraig Custance

Explaining my second-round playoff picks

Craig Custance makes a case for his Stanley Cup playoffs final four of the Capitals, Lightning, Blackhawks and Ducks.

Farewell to Nassau Coliseum (2:56)
Levy and Melrose: Intensity in the playoffs (1:52)


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



Minnesota Wild @mnwild

Yeo on Haula: "All of them brought something different. What it came down to was 1) Haulsy's speed and 2) past performances." #mnwild

Scott Powers @ESPNChiPowers

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville: If you’re watching game in, game out, these playoffs are maybe a little wilder than other years.

Canadiens need to get it done in Game 2

It's a must-win night for the Canadiens, who can't afford a 0-2 hole heading to Tampa. The teams that split their first 2 home games have won 54% of the series. When they drop both home games? Just 22% of the series.