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Comebacks the name of the game this year
Comebacks Abound: There have been eight comeback wins from multiple-goal deficits so far in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Elias tells us that ties the record for most comeback wins of that sort in the first round, set in 1991.

W2W4: Key stats for Thursday's games
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Bruins at Red Wings, 8 ET (Bruins lead 2-1)* Tuukka Rask (BOS): 2-1, 0.67 GAA (2 GA in 178:01 played) in this series (1-3, 3.29 GAA vs DET during regular season)* Bruins: 3-7 on power play (42.

Selke: Bergeron, Kopitar, Toews
From the official NHL release:BERGERON, KOPITAR AND TOEWS VOTED SELKE TROPHY FINALISTSNEW YORK (April 24, 2014) -- Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins, Anze Kopitar of the Los Angeles Kings and Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks are the three finalists for the 2013-14 Frank J.

Ducks lose lead, momentum to pesky Stars
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DALLAS -- This wasn’t supposed to happen.Not like this. Not to the top seed in the Western Conference, who skated into Dallas with a 2-0 lead in the series and an opportunity to seize full control.

Rapid Reaction: Stars 4, Ducks 2
DALLAS -- The home team remains perfect in this first-round series as the Dallas Stars tie the series up with a 4-2 win in Game 4. Some quick thoughts:How it happened: Dallas controlled the final 40 minutes, scoring four unanswered goals -- two in the second and two in the third -- to turn a 2-0 deficit into a two-goal advantage.

Martin St. Louis thriving in postseason play
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Following a stunning turn of events that resulted in a trade to the New York Rangers from the Tampa Bay Lightning last month, Martin St. Louis had difficulty executing a seamless transition with his new club.

W2W4: Wednesday's key series stats
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Penguins at Blue Jackets, 7 ET (Penguins lead series 2-1)* All 3 games have finished with a 4-3 score* The team that scored first lost all 3 previ ...

East is least when it comes to home wins
Home-Ice Advantage? Only partly: How important is home-ice advantage in the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs? That depends on which conference you're in. In the Eastern Conference, only five of 13 games played thus far have been won by the home teams (38.

Projected lineups for Pens-Jackets Game 4
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UPDATED: 7:05 p.m. ET - Ryan Murray will not play in Game 4. Nick Schultz will replace him in the Blue Jackets’ lineup. COLUMBUS -- Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Ryan Murray left Wednesday's morning skate early but he is expected to play in Wednesday's pivotal fourth game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Pens ahead despite zeros from stars
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COLUMBUS -- Not sure that "puzzler" even begins to describe the current state of offensive affairs for the Pittsburgh Penguins and their roster of elite goal producers.

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