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LeBrun: Coburn playing like Bolts' missing piece

Trading for Braydon Coburn raised some eyebrows, but the veteran D-man is looking like the player who could put Tampa over the top.

7hCraig Custance

Custance: Will a KHL star have NHL success?

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic -- He’s non-traditional, as one NHL executive put it. Steve Moses doesn’t have the prototypical, size nor has he taken the prototypical path to the NHL.

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4hKatie Baker

Grantland: NHL Playoffs Report

Taking a look at were the Wild things are (hint: it's not pretty), and examining how the Flames roasted the Ducks with a comeback.

Eichel using world championships as measuring stick (2:38)
Faulk on Team USA's win over Russia (2:54)
Levy and Melrose: The science of playoff cheating (2:17)
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1dScott 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.

Levy and Melrose: Intensity in the playoffs (1:52)


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Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

Bolts have 9 shots through 40 min but still lead the Habs 1-0. Which just further plays mind games on a team that's lost 7 straight to them

Ben Bishop doesn't break

The Canadiens spent plenty of time near the Lightning's net but the goaltender made sure nothing got past him. Tampa Bay has a 2-0 edge in the series and a 1-0 lead in Game 3 after two periods. Follow live


Don La Greca @DonLagreca

By my count the Rangers scoreless in 93:53 and Holby has stopped the last 54 shots he has faced.

Rangers-Caps tied at 0 after 1

New York has been firing at Washington's goal every chance they get but Braden Holtby and the Caps' defense have kept the Blueshirts off the board. Washington has a 2-1 edge in the series.


Craig Custance @CraigCustance

Sidney Crosby on Team Canada's comeback win: "We have a group here that we believe is pretty good. You have to prove that every day."

After 1: Lightning 1, Canadiens 0

The Habs have an 8-5 advantage in shots but it's the Bolts who take the lead into the first intermission thanks to an Alex Killorn goal. Follow live

Lightning score first

A backhand pass from Steven Stamkos to Alex Killorn set up Tampa Bay's goal. That's Killorn's third point of the series. The Lightning are up 2-0 in the series. Follow live

Katie Strang @KatieStrangESPN

Alain Vigneault was coy when asked pre-game if he'd consider moving Dom Moore up on different line. Starting between Hagelin, Hayes tonight

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Rangers at Capitals, Game 4 NYR: 10 consecutive playoff games decided by 1 goal dating back to last season (longest streak in NHL history)

Rangers vs. Capitals, 7:30 p.m. ET

The Caps have dictated the play this series, limiting the Rangers to a mere four goals in three games. Can they continue to bottle up one of the most dynamic offensive teams in the league and take a commanding 3-1 series lead? Follow live

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Jack Adams finalists named

Bob Hartley (Flames), Peter Laviolette (Predators) and Alain Vigneault (Rangers) are the three finalists for the 2014-15 Jack Adams Award, presented to the head coach who has "contributed the most to his team's success."

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Canadiens vs. Lightning, 7 p.m. ET

Montreal hasn't beaten Tampa Bay yet this season. Can they turn the tide and earn a win in Florida, or will the Lightning push them to the brink of a sweep? Follow live

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