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W2W4: Blues vs. Sharks, Game 6

St. Louis is going back to a rested Brian Elliott in goal, while the Sharks are looking to remain focused as they sit just one win away from their first-ever trip to the Stanley Cup final.

Is choice of goalies the real issue for the Blues? (3:25)
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5hCraig Custance

Well-rested Elliott a weapon for the Blues

Brian Elliott was benched for Games 4 and 5 of the Western Conference finals. Now rested, he could be the difference for the Blues, per Craig Custance.

Sharks forward Joe Thornton talks about his approach to tonight's elimination game (0:45)
Sidney Crosby's legacy in jeopardy? (0:46)

Our greatest Game 7s of the Cup playoffs

From postgame riots that stopped them in their tracks to thrilling plays that brought them out of their seats, ESPN.com's hockey experts expound on the most electrifying Game 7s they've covered.

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby discusses the team's need to play with urgency (0:51)
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9hScott Burnside

Final Czech Republic roster projection

Jaromir Jagr announced he's sitting out the World Cup of Hockey. Who will take his place on the Czech Republic's roster? Here's our latest projection as to who'll be checking in for the Czechs.

Crosby scores a gem against Lightning (0:32)
NHL Top 3 plays of the week (1:35)
Penguins coach explains decision to challenge (0:44)
Melrose: Pittsburgh wanted it more in Game 6 (0:52)
Revolving goalies in the Springtime (4:41)
Did Mike Sullivan rush Marc-Andre Fleury? (3:01)

Murray-Fleury, DeBoer-Hitchcock, Joel Ward

Scott Burnside, Craig Custance and Pierre LeBrun cover the Penguins switching from Matt Murray to Marc-Andre Fleury in goal and the coaching battle in the Western Finals between Pete DeBoer and Ken Hitchcock. Plus, Sharks RW Joel Ward joins.

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2dJoe McDonald

Penguins down but not out

The Penguins are on the brink of elimination but can take inspiration from last year's Lightning team, which found itself in similar straits -- and stormed back to reach the Stanley Cup finals.

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2dScott Burnside

Cold Fleury, hot Lightning tip Game 5

The Pittsburgh Penguins were looking good heading into the third period with momentum and a one-goal lead. Then the roof caved in and changed the complexion of the Eastern Conference finals.

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2dCraig Custance

Three keys to the Western Conference finals

How will the West be won? Craig Custance identifies the linchpins to success for the Blues and Sharks as Game 5 looms on Monday night.


Regular-season records don’t guarantee rings

The Warriors wouldn't be the first team to win the regular season but miss out on a title.


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Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman recalls Tampa's Game 7 win in the 2015 ECF against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Stralman is 7-0 in his career in Game 7s.