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Rapid Reaction: Caps reclaim series lead

Jay Beagle's second-period goal stood as the winner as the Caps shut out the Rangers to take a 2-1 series lead.

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5dCraig Custance

Custance: Value of Green, others on the rise

It happens every spring. A team goes on a run in the Stanley Cup playoffs and you can almost see the price tags of its potential free agents increasing, like the gauge going up at the gas pump.

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3hScott Powers

Blackhawks' stars again proving their worth

Once again, the best players -- Kane, Toews, Keith, Hossa, Sharp -- are leading the way in what's been a successful playoff run for the Blackhawks.

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2hScott Burnside

Devils' hiring of GM Ray Shero is long overdue

Hiring GM Ray Shero is a few years too late as there's a reason the Devils missed the playoffs three straight seasons, and it starts at the top.

Ducks look to build upon momentum heading into Game 3 (2:25)
Levy and Melrose: The science of playoff cheating (2:17)

Stanley Cup Playoffs Analysis

Patrick Kane: 'Turn good defense into offense' (1:00)


Stanley Cup Playoffs Highlights

Ducks blank Flames to go up 2-0 (0:41)

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4dCraig 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)



Rangers Video: Martin St. Louis, Kevin Hayes stopped by Braden Holtby on best scoring chances in 1-0 loss to Capitals


Capitals Highlight: Jay Beagle scores lone goal, Braden Holtby 30 saves in 1-0 win over Rangers; take 2-1 series lead


Katie Strang @KatieStrangESPN

Barry Trotz happy it was Jay Beagle to score the game-winner: "I've got a special place in my heart for the … grinders, if you will." #WSH

Melrose: 'Holtby was awesome'

Barry Melrose says the Rangers were better in every aspect of tonight's game ... except goaltender. "Any time there was a breakdown or any mistake made, Braden Holtby bailed his teammates out."


Linda Cohn @lindacohn

Caps much stronger up middle than Rangers centers. From face offs to overall play. I expect a better performance in Game 4. #Nyr