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Rapid Reaction: Ducks rally in Winnipeg

The Ducks deflated the Winnipeg crowd -- which hadn't seen a playoff game in 19 years -- with an overtime win that puts the Jets on the cusp of elimination.

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4hJoe McDonald

Bettman pleased with Vegas ticket-drive progress

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman's update on the Las Vegas expansion ticket drive included a report of strong commitment and a plan to discuss further action at the league's board meeting in June.

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13hCraig Custance

Custance: Three moves Oilers should make

After securing the No. 1 pick (and likely, Connor McDavid) in the draft, the Oilers still have plenty of work to do, Craig Custance writes.

NHL Highlights

Breaking down Wild's Game 3 win (0:47)

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6hScott Powers

By the numbers: Hawks-Preds series

Here’s a look at some notable statistics through three games in the Chicago Blackhawks-Nashville Predators’ first-round series:1. Neither team is dominating in possession when the game is within a goal during the first two periods or tied in the third period (which is otherwise known as Corsi close).

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14hSean McIndoe

Assessing lottery weekend

We now know who's in line to draft Connor McDavid, and not everyone is pleased about the results. Oh, there were some playoff games, too.

Stanley Cup Analysis

Darling stops the Predators (1:10)


Stanley Cup Highlights

Blackhawks take Game 3 (1:32)

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Megagraphic: Stanley Cup, by the numbers

So, you thought you knew the Stanley Cup, did you? Well, our crack research department dug up some fun factoids and spiffy stats that might surprise you about the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup.


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



Joe McDonald @ESPNJoeyMac

Boudreau on atmosphere: "I don’t know if we handled it great or not but we handled just enough to survive."

Ducks at home when behind

With their comeback win over the Jets in OT, the Ducks are the first team in Stanley Cup playoff history to win three straight games after trailing entering the third period of each contest in a single playoff series. (via Elias).


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w/Rickard Rakell scoring in OT, good time to point out Gordie Howe, Mario Lemieux & Mark Messier never scored an OT goal in the post-season

Ducks win in OT, take 3-0 lead in series

Rickard Rakell redirects a shot from the point between Ondrej Pavelec's legs to cap off the Ducks' comeback victory over the Jets and spoil Winnipeg's first postseason game in 19 years. Box score

Ducks rally, force OT in Winnipeg

Frederik Andersen made a huge save and another shot hit the post in the final minutes as the Ducks held off a late power play after Ryan Kesler's goal to force overtime in Game 3. Follow live


Another 3rd period comeback for Ducks

Anaheim's Ryan Kesler slots home a one-timer with 2:14 left, and the Ducks and Jets are tied at 4-4. Follow live


Melrose: 'I'm worried about St. Louis'

"St. Louis has to do some soul searching," Barry Melrose said after the Blues' Game 3 loss. "They got to get a team meeting or something and decide if they're going to play hard and finish this series tough or they're just going to mail it in and finish in five games."


Craig Custance @CraigCustance

Another 1-goal lead heading into the 3rd period for Jets. Ducks led regular season (& now playoffs) in wins when trailing after 2 periods.

End of 2nd: Jets 4, Ducks 3

Back and forth we go in Winnipeg. Bryan Little scored late in the 2nd to cap a wild 5-goal outburst and give the Jets a 1-goal cushion entering the final period. The Ducks lead the series 2-0. Follow live


Final: Wild 3, Blues 0

Jason Pominville and Zach Parise scored in the 2nd and Nino Niederreiter added an empty-netter in the 3rd to back up Devan Dubnyk, who stopped all 17 shots he faced. Minnesota now leads the series 2-1. Box score