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Burnside: 7 West game-changers

Only so many players are capable at this time of the year of stepping up when the season is on the line. We've got seven to watch in the Western Conference finals.

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Seattle arena investor: No hockey-first plan yet

The investor attempting to build a new basketball and hockey arena in Seattle says his group has yet to be presented with a plan that would have a hockey franchise as the first occupant..

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Rob Vollman

Vollman: Why Lightning have edge in Game 7

Of the five teams in the NHL that are deepest in puck-moving defensemen, three of them are among the four conference finalists. Rob Vollman defines PMDs and explains why Tampa Bay gets the edge.

27mScott Burnside

W2W4: Ducks at Blackhawks, Game 6

The Ducks have a chance to close out the Blackhawks, and the mindset of goalie Frederik Andersen will be key for Anaheim.

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1dSean McIndoe

McIndoe: 20 playoff controversies

The debate over Andrew Shaw's disallowed header is the most recent in a string of controversies -- some major, some overblown -- that have surfaced during the postseason.

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A long night ahead?

Long games have been the norm for the Blackhawks and Ducks during the postseason, as they rank 2nd and 3rd, respectively, in terms of average game time this postseason. Game 6 is tonight at 8 p.m. ET in Chicago.

Linda Cohn @lindacohn

In Stanley Cup playoffs, everyone is playing hurt this time of year. No need to plant excuse just in case things don't go well. Confusing.

Ducks Video: Barry Melrose says to keep up the "physical, physical, physical" play, predicts the series going to 7 games


Blackhawks Video: Barry Melrose calls on Patrick Sharp to find his scoring touch, predicts a victory to force Game 7


Melrose's keys to Ducks-Blackhawks

Barry Melrose wants to see Patrick Sharp start scoring for the Blackhawks if they want to stave off elimination tonight. Does Melrose think they can do it?


Craig Custance @CraigCustance

Will one of you guys remind me to cancel all these hotels I've booked for SCF scenarios once we know the matchup? Thanks!