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Burnside: Caps reverse history in dropping Isles

When given the opportunity to succumb to their grisly Game 7 past, the Capitals stuck to their game plan and advance to face the Rangers next.

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Custance: Game 7 keys for the Lightning

In forcing a Game 7, the Lightning have an opportunity to skip the painful steps that many young teams endure. Craig Custance explains how they do it.

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Lightning have good history in Game 7

The Lightning, who will host the Red Wings in Game 7 on Wednesday, have previously hosted two Game 7's in franchise history, and won them both by the score of 2-1. Those happened in back-to-back series in 2004 when they won the championship.

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If the Rangers hope to lift the Stanley Cup in June, G Henrik Lundqvist needs to stay hot, and the team has to get healthy. Five things

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Ilya Kovalchuk to captain Russia

The former Devil will lead the Russian team at this spring's hockey world championship. Kovalchuk, who left the NHL in 2013, has previously captained Russia, but was overlooked for the Sochi Olympics for Pavel Datsyuk.

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