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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:

Rangers at Penguins @ 6:00 pm (Pittsburgh leads series 3-1).
Blackhawks at Wild @ 8:30 pm (Chicago leads series 2-1).

Bruins 1 Canadiens 0 in OT (Series tied 2-2):

Boston Globe:  Bruins tie series again with Game 4 win.

Montreal Gazette:  Both goalies phenomenal, Therrien says.

Ducks 3 Kings 2 (Kings lead series 2-1):

Orange County Register:  Ducks finally take flight.

L.A. Times:   Ducks beat Kings, 3-2, in Game 3 for first win in series.

Other Cup news:

Minneapolis Star Tribune:  Wild sees critics as falling for the same old trap.

ESPN Chicago: Sharp aiming to contribute more for Hawks.

New York Daily News:  Mother of NY Rangers forward Martin St. Louis dies on eve of Game 5.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:  Promising young forward drops to third line in Penguins’ lineup shuffle.

Other NHL news:

CBC:  Leafs who stay won’t have Mr. Nice Guy for coach.


CBC:  Brendan Shanahan keeps Carlyle with strings attached.

Globe and Mail:  Leafs’ vote of confidence for head coach Carlyle is mind-boggling.

AHL Playoffs – IceCaps news (Series tied 1-1):

The Telegram:  Lots to consider as IceCaps-Admirals series shifts to Norfolk.

The Telegram:  Admirals get their leading scorer back, but will he stay long enough to play against IceCaps?