1. Kings vs. Blackhawks: What's Causing LA's Jekyll-and-Hyde Act in the Playoffs?

    There are two different versions of the 2013 Los Angeles Kings . The first is unbeatable on home ice, and the second has so much trouble duplicating that same success on the road...

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  2. Blackhawks vs. Kings: Does Los Angeles Have More Questions or Answers?

    The Los Angeles Kings avoided a 3-0 series deficit in the Western Conference Final, earning the 3-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks at Staples Center Tuesday night...

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  3. Penguins vs. Bruins: Who Deserves the Most Blame for Pittsburgh's No-Show?

    The Pittsburgh Penguins are traveling to Boston for Game 3 of their Eastern Conference finals series against the Bruins down 0-2 after dropping the first two games on home ice...

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  4. Bruins vs. Penguins: How Could All Systems Fail for Pittsburgh?

    The Pittsburgh Penguins were an offensive juggernaut entering their Eastern Conference Final matchup with the Boston Bruins as the highest-scoring team in the 2013 NHL playoffs...

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  5. Is Mark Messier the Right Fit for the New York Rangers' Head-Coaching Job?

    Mark Messier is a legend in New York City for his legendary contributions to the Rangers ' Stanley Cup-winning season in 1994, but hiring the Hockey Hall of Famer as the team's next head coach would be a big mistake by the Original Six club...

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  6. Blackhawks vs. Kings: How Chicago Has Solved the Jonathan Quick Riddle

    In their impressive 4-2 victory in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, the Chicago Blackhawks did something that no team had accomplished against the Los Angeles Kings in 34 ...

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  7. Penguins vs. Bruins: Where Did Pens' Vaunted Offense Go in Game 1 Shutout?

    The Pittsburgh Penguins cannot win their Eastern Conference Final matchup against the Boston Bruins if their offense, specifically Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, doesn't capitalize on high-quality scoring chances...

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  8. Kings vs. Blackhawks: Chicago's Star Power May Be Antidote to Jonathan Quick

    In a classic battle of skill versus strength, the star power and offensive prowess of the Chicago Blackhawks were too much for the defending champion Los Angeles Kings in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final...

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  9. Bruins vs. Penguins: Who Has the Edge in Showdown of Chara vs. Malkin Line?

    Finding the right matchups defensively will play a critical role in determining the outcome of the Eastern Conference Final series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins...

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  10. 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs: 10 Bold Predictions for Conference Finals

    We might as well call the 2013 Eastern and Western Conference finals the tournament of champions, since the remaining four teams have all hoisted the Stanley Cup since the start of the 2008-09 season...

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  11. Is Jonathan Quick the Kryptonite for Chicago Blackhawks' Explosive Offense?

    Among all of the superstars whose successes and failures will have a tremendous impact on the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks matchup in the Western Conference Final, ...

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  12. The Winning Formula for Every Conference Finalist in 2013 NHL Playoffs

    The NHL and its fans should be extremely excited about the conference final matchups that will begin on Saturday night...

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  13. Updated Stanley Cup Odds for Each NHL Conference Finalist

    After two rounds of intense playoff hockey, the field of 16 teams in pursuit of the Stanley Cup is down to its final four...

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  14. Red Wings vs. Blackhawks: Is the Glass Half-Empty or Half-Full for Detroit?

    The Detroit Red Wings upset the second-seeded Anaheim Ducks in the first round of the 2013 NHL playoffs and then defied the odds by taking a 3-1 series lead over the Presidents' Trophy-winning Chicago Blackhawks in Round 2...

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  15. John Tortorella Fired: Ranking Best Candidates to Coach New York Rangers

    The New York Rangers have started the process of improving their team for the 2013-14 NHL season, and one of the first steps will be to find a new head coach...

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  16. San Jose vs. Los Angeles: Has the Sharks' Stanley Cup Window Slammed Shut?

    The San Jose Sharks suffered another heartbreaking playoff loss on Tuesday night when the Los Angeles Kings eliminated their division rivals from the 2013 NHL playoffs with a 2-1 Game 7 victory at the Staples Center...

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  17. Red Wings vs. Blackhawks: Detroit Stars Must Step Out of the Shadows in Game 7

    The Detroit Red Wings have blown a 3-1 second-round series lead against the rival Chicago Blackhawks . They will now travel to the United Center for the team's second Game 7 of the playoffs...

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  18. How Important Is Playoff Experience in Pursuit of the Stanley Cup?

    One of the most common denominators among Stanley Cup-winning teams is playoff experience, and for obvious reasons. Similar to certain on-ice skills such as speed, playoff experience cannot be taught...

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  19. How Torey Krug's Emergence Impacts Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins Matchup

    For the Boston Bruins to defeat the high-scoring Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference Final, they will need the same offensive production from the blue line that they ...

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  20. Pittsburgh vs. Ottawa: Are the Penguins an Unstoppable Machine?

    The Pittsburgh Penguins eliminated the Ottawa Senators from the NHL playoffs on Friday night with an offensive performance that should be included in future youth hockey instructional videos...

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  21. Ranking the 10 Biggest Surprises of the 2013 NHL Playoffs so Far

    The last month of exhilarating hockey has been a perfect example to why the theater and drama of the NHL playoffs is far superior to any postseason action in all other sports...

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  22. San Jose vs. Los Angeles: No Need for Veteran Sharks to Panic in 3-2 Hole

    The San Jose Sharks are facing elimination for the first time in this year's playoffs following their 3-0 loss in Game 5 to the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center on Thursday night...

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  23. Blackhawks vs. Red Wings: Is Joel Quenneville Suddenly Coaching for His Job?

    Joel Quenneville was selected as a Jack Adams Award finalist earlier this month for his part in helping the Chicago Blackhawks earn the Presidents' Trophy in one of the most remarkable regular-season performances we have seen in a long time...

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  24. Boston vs. New York: It's Never Easy with the Bruins

    The Boston Bruins have not disappointed hockey fans during this year's playoffs by providing some exhilarating hockey and heart-stopping moments on a regular basis...

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  25. Which NHL Star Is Most Desperate to Win the 2013 Stanley Cup?

    One of the best storylines in the 2013 NHL playoffs is the pursuit of a first Stanley Cup championship that several veteran players (several of whom are future Hall of Famers) are in the midst of during the conference semifinals...

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