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LeBrun: Brassard rises to the challenge

With their season on the line, the Rangers needed more, and Derrick Brassard delivered a hat trick to force a Game 7 against the Lightning.

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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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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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First period does Hawks in against Ducks

The Blackhawks' bad postseason habit of allowing goals in bunches bit them again Monday, when a three-goal deficit proved to be their undoing.

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Who wins Rangers-Lightning Game 7?

Barry Melrose makes his prediction for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals: "The two teams are very evenly matched ... but the goaltender makes the difference. It's the most important position of any position in sports."

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Brassard hat trick to mirror Messier's?

Derick Brassard's hat trick Tuesday made him the second player in franchise history to record a hat trick in a Game 6. Mark Messier had a hat trick in the same round and the same situation (ECF, down 3 games to 2, Game 6 on the road) in 1994 against the Devils. The Rangers went on to win the Stanley Cup that year. (via Elias)

Rangers Video: Barry Melrose says Henrik Lundqvist is the reason NY will win Game 7; "Rangers got the best [goalie]"

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7 goals for #NYR to make game 7 necessary! (Brassard, Yandle, Miller, Sheppard, Brassard, Nash, Brassard)

Rangers avoid elimination to force Game 7

Derek Brassard's hat trick and two assists guided the Rangers to a 7-3 victory over the Lightning in Game 6 as New York improved to 4-0 in elimination games this postseason.

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