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LeBrun: Old man Morrow providing perspective for Bolts

Veteran Brenden Morrow knows how hard it can be to get to the Stanley Cup finals, a point he is careful to reinforce with the young Lightning.

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W2W4: Lightning at Rangers, Game 5

With the series tied, here's what to watch for between the Rangers and Lightning in Game 5 at Madison Square Garden.

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Stanley Cup Playoffs Analysis

Henrik Lundqvist the key for Rangers (0:30)

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McIndoe: Fowl play from the Ducks' anchor

Frederik Andersen has become an unlikely hero for the Ducks, and his performance so far against the Blackhawks will likely have him facing a desperate Hawks team in Game 4.

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538: Statheads were right about Tyler Johnson

Tyler Johnson's stunning playoffs shouldn't be surprise because according to at least one commonly used value metric, his regular season had already established him as arguably the best skater in the NHL.

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Competitive series are best served cold

If you want drama, the NHL conference finals are where it's at. In the NBA, on the other hand, the Vegas underdog has yet to win a single game, and only one game has come down to the final possession so far.

Coach predicts goal for Cally in Game 5

"Probably tonight's the night he's going to score," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said of captain (and ex-Ranger) Ryan Callahan. "Because he does that on big stages and he's probably going to do it in the building that he grew up [in] as a hockey player."

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