Here are five stories we're watching

Updated: April 29, 2013, 11:34 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

1. Where does the dark horse come from? 

By now we know it's not a question of if but who or how many teams will rise up from the depths and make a run. The Los Angeles Kings became the first 8-seed to win the Stanley Cup last June, but every year it seems one or two teams defy critics and make life miserable for teams with higher expectations. Think back to 2010, when the seventh and eighth seeds (Philadelphia Flyers, Montreal Canadiens) met in the Eastern Conference finals after dispatching ...

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