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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 3rd Round Games:


Rangers 3 Canadiens 1 (New York leads series 1-0):

New York Daily News:  King Henrik, Rangers win to take 2-0 series lead on Habs.

Lundqvist in net

Montreal Gazette:  Price’s absence a monstrous hurdle for Habs.

CBC:  Dustin Tokarski simply not good enough.

Other Cup news:

LA Times:   To be Cup contenders, Kings and Blackhawks had to outsmart salary cap.

ESPN Chicago:  Hjalmarsson glad to be communicating.

Other NHL news:

Globe and Mail:  Ducks head into future without Selanne, perhaps Hiller and Koivu.

St. Louis Post Dispatch: Elliott is in, Miller is out.

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

The Telegram:  Some obvious storylines for IceCaps’ next seriesConsidering the 3rd round won’t start for the IceCaps until Saturday at home the team will have plenty of time to rest up and heal the inevitable injuries you would have at this point in the year.

AHL site:  Bruins force Game 7 with win in Wilkes-BarreIceCaps will have to wait a few more days to learn who their 3rd round opponent will be after the win by Providence.  Game 7 between the Bruins and Penguins goes Wednesday.