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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 Games:

Canadiens at Bruins @ 6:00 pm (Series tied 3-3).
Ducks at Kings @ 8:30 pm (Anaheim leads series 3-2).

Rangers 2 Penguins 1 (New York wins series 4-3):

New York Daily News:  Rangers win Game 7 as Richards, Boyle score, Lundqvist stones Penguins.

ESPN:  Breaking down the Rangers’ Game 7 win.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:  Long offseason ahead for Crosby and Penguins.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:  Sidney Crosby will take plenty of heat for loss.

Blackhawks 2 Wild 1 in OT (Chicago wins series 4-3):

Chicago Tribune:  Toews on Hawks winning the series (video).

ESPN Chicago: Patrick Kane’s OT goal lifts Blackhawks, sends Wild packing.

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Minneapolis Star-Tribune:  Wild season ends with OT loss to Chicago.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune:  Looking ahead after the Wild’s loss.

Other Cup news:

Globe and Mail: Young bloods prove worthy for the Anaheim Ducks.

Other NHL news:

St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  Blues hire Muller as an assistant coach.

USA Today:  Gary Bettman meets with Seattle-area officials.