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LeBrun: Paging Alex Galchenyuk

The Habs are counting on enigmatic young star Alex Galchenyuk to step it up with the team's playoff hopes on the line.

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Custance: Updates on O'Connor, Seattle, more

Top college free agent Matt O'Connor has narrowed down his choices, according to Craig Custance. Plus, updates on the NHL in Seattle and the mailbag.

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W2W4: Wild at Blackhawks, Game 2

The Blackhawks are sticking with the same lineup for Game 2, but the Wild are tweaking because of an injury.

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Flames captain Mark Giordano skates with team

Mark Giordano practiced for the first time since suffering a torn biceps, but he did not say if the timeline for his return has been moved up.

Stanley Cup Analysis

Montreal awful on power play (0:28)


Barry's Best

Best chance for upset in NHL's second round (0:41)

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3dCraig Custance

Explaining my second-round playoff picks

Craig Custance makes a case for his Stanley Cup playoffs final four of the Capitals, Lightning, Blackhawks and Ducks.

Farewell to Nassau Coliseum (2:56)
Levy and Melrose: Intensity in the playoffs (1:52)


Levy and Melrose: Stanley Cup playoffs are the best (2:21)



Hudler to play today

Flames winger Jiri Hudler will play in Game 2 after leaving the first game of the series with an undisclosed injury. The Ducks have a 1-0 edge in the series.