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Stanley Cup Playoff Papers

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 3rd Round Games:

Rangers at Canadiens @ 7 pm (New York leads 1-0).

Blackhawks 3 Kings 1 (Chicago leads series 1-0):

Chicago Tribune:  Hawks use their speed to take Game 1.

ESPN Chicago:  Hawks move past the bad to get to the good.


LA Times:   Transition game is lacking as Kings fall to Chicago in Game 1.

Orange County Register:  Weary Kings are game, but fall in Chicago.

Other Cup news:

Montreal Gazette:  Price out for rest of Rangers series.

Other NHL news:

CBC:  30 Thoughts – Cap increase won’t ease Penguins’ dilemma.

Washington Post:  Ovechkin injured at world championships.

AHL Playoffs – 3rd Round – IceCaps vs. TBD:

The Telegram:  Cleaning out the notebook as IceCaps prepare.