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Latest from the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Note: Reminder that if any Stanley Cup Playoff games go to overtime, we will be having our CompuStitch Embroidery Design #ICOTPOOL contest. Similar to the #ICGWG contest in that you pick one player (total) from either team and @ tweet us (@illegalcurve) with your selection as well as the hashtag #ICOTPOOL. Winner gets IC Gear so always ensure you send in a pick and following the game be sure to check out the IC Contest Winner page to see if you’ve been selected.

Today’s Stanley Cup 2nd Round Game:

Bruins at Canadiens @ 6 pm.  Blackhawks at Wild @ 8 pm.

Penguins 2 Rangers 0 (Pittsburgh lead series 2-1):

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:  Without question, Fleury stops the show.

Pittsburgh Tribune:  Crosby gets last laugh for cheap shots.

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New York Daily News:  Rangers power play woes continue.

Kings 3 Ducks 1 (Los Angeles leads series 2-0):

L.A. Times:  Defense-minded Kings have found their offense in the playoffs.

Orange County Register:  Kings strike again, take 2-0 series lead over Ducks.

Other Cup news:

CBC:  Bruins think they see vulnerability in Carey Price.

Globe and Mail:  Gaborik and Vanek help keep buyers’ remorse at bay.  Bettman happy to see Ducks, Kings in spotlight.

Other NHL news:

News and Observer:  Canes fire Kirk Muller; new GM Ron Francis plans ‘open search’ for new coach.

AHL Playoffs – IceCaps news:

The Telegram:  IceCaps no more familiar with Admirals than they were with DevilsFor the second straight series the IceCaps will face a team they didn’t play during the regular season.

The Virginian-Pilot:  Admirals look for quick strike as Round 2 starts tonightGet all you need to know about the team St. John’s will face from the other side’s perspective.

2nd Round Schedule:

Game 1 – Tue., May 6 – Norfolk at St. John’s, 5:00
Game 2 – Wed., May 7 – Norfolk at St. John’s, 5:00
Game 3 – Sat., May 10 – St. John’s at Norfolk, 7:00
Game 4 – Mon., May 12 – St. John’s at Norfolk, 6:15
*Game 5 – Tue., May 13 – St. John’s at Norfolk, 6:15
*Game 6 – Fri., May 16 – Norfolk at St. John’s, 5:00
*Game 7 – Sat., May 17 – Norfolk at St. John’s, 5:00