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Burnside: Time to check the baggage

Both teams have disappointing playoff performances in their past, so Monday night is a chance at shaking the ghosts that haunt them.

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Levy and Melrose: Playing through injuries

Barry Melrose and Steve Levy marvel at the toughness of hockey players who fight through pain in the playoffs, such as the legendary Bobby Baun, who scored an overtime goal with a broken leg.

Stanley Cup Playoffs Analysis

Lightning ready for big Game 6 (4:24)

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Stanley Cup Playoffs Highlights

Flames rally big to win series clincher (0:55)

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Stanley Cup Playoffs Analysis

Mrazek stops Lightning to put them on the brink (0:56)

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

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Kuznetsov puts Capitals back on top

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored his third goal of the series 12:42 into the third period to put Washington ahead of the Islanders 2-1 in Game 7. New York, which has just 10 shots so far, needs a late goal to stay alive. Follow live

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Lightning force Game 7 with Red Wings

Tyler Johnson scored twice -- becoming the first player in Lightning history to record 3 multi-goal games in a single playoff series -- and Tampa Bay beat Detroit 5-2 to set up a winner-take-all Game 7 on Wednesday. Box score

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Lightning push lead back to 2
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Alex Killorn beats Petr Mrazek late in the 3rd period to push Tampa Bay's lead to 4-2 over the Red Wings. The Lightning force Game 7 with a victory. Follow live

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Scott Burnside @ESPN_Burnside

What a stop by Halak on Jay Beagle, gets his blocker on shot after puck caroms crazily off end glass. Is that one that will haunt the Caps?

Scott Burnside @ESPN_Burnside

Needless to say huge goal for Caps who have out-shot Isles 21-7. Isles get out of 2nd 0-0 huge lift. Now Isles will have to force the issue.

Capitals break through late in 2nd
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Joel Ward punched in a rebound under Jaroslav Halak to open the scoring and put the Capitals ahead 1-0 in Game 7. The Islanders are being outshot 21-7 heading to the 3rd. Follow live

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Scott Burnside @ESPN_Burnside

Great work by Joel Ward to first hold puck along boards then go to net to put home rebound of Orpik shot. Sizzling pass from Ovechkin too.

Lightning lead 3-1 over Red Wings
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Tyler Johnson has his 3rd multi-goal game this postseason tonight, and the Lightning are out in front in Detroit looking to force Game 7. The only games Tampa Bay has won this series are the ones in which Johnson scored twice. Follow live

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Katie Strang @KatieStrangESPN

Joe Louis crowd fired up by Kronwall hit to Kucherov. Kucherov's teammates not happy. Hit was high. DPS will look at that one

Scott Burnside @ESPN_Burnside

Isles take timeout after icing and more Caps pressure. Blood in the water but tied on the scoreboard. Critical juncture of game for Isles.

Craig Custance @CraigCustance

Joe Louis Arena has been as loud as I've heard it in a long time. Something about this series has brought out the best in Detroit fans.

Katie Strang @KatieStrangESPN

PPG from Tomas Tatar pulls the Red Wings back within a pair of goals, 3-1. Beautiful diving kick by Darren Helm to keep puck in play