Ranking the 10 Best Games of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs

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Ranking the 10 Best Games of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs
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Nostalgia is the epitome of a hockey fan's summer.

As the daily temperature climbs towards triple digits and the rest of the sports world fusses about baseball and golf, NHL fanatics spend their time reminiscing about the real excitement of May and June.

It's hard to imagine that the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs ended more than month ago, yet it's true. With a near-record 27 overtime games and perhaps the best Cup Finals in history, this spring's postseason truly carried a larger-than-life aura.

Many of the season's greatest moments will live on in the history books for years to come.

The Bruins' Game 7 comeback, Jean-Gabriel's lost-tooth goal, Andrew Shaw's triple-overtime deflection goal and the Blackhawks' two goals in 17 seconds.

Which matches from the 2013 NHL playoffs will, years from now, still feel like they just happened the previous day? An evocative, heart-pounding countdown of the 10 best games from this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs (with complete game highlights) falls on the coming slides.

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