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Sunday's games: Playoff points to watch

Flyers at Sabres, 3 p.m. ET (Sabres lead 3-2)

  • The Sabres looking for first series win since the 2007 conference semifinals.

  • Out of nine playoff meetings between the Sabres and Flyers, none have gone to a Game 7. The past two meetings ended with the Sabres winning in six games.

  • The Flyers could start Michael Leighton in net. If he does, he'll be the third different Flyers goalie to start a game in this series.

  • The Sabres have been short-handed 26 times, the most of any team this postseason.

  • The team that has scored first has won all five games of the series.

Ducks at Predators, 6 p.m. ET (Preds lead 3-2)

  • The Predators are looking for their first playoff series win in franchise history (they’ve lost their previous five first-round series).

  • The Predators are 0-3 in Game 6 and they’ve never played in a Game 7.

  • Anaheim forward Teemu Selanne leads the NHL with five postseason goals.

  • The Ducks have a 35.0 power-play percentage, the second-highest of any team this postseason.

  • Anaheim has seven power-play goals, one shy of the team record in a single series set in the 2009 conference semifinals.

Canucks at Hawks, 7:30 p.m. ET (Canucks lead 3-2)

  • The Blackhawks are trying to become the seventh team in Stanley Cup playoffs history to force a Game 7 after trailing 3-0 in a series 3-0 (three of them went on to win Game 7).

  • Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo has a 7-10 record, 3.56 goals-against average and .887 save percentage versus the Blackhawks in the playoffs.

  • Luongo has been pulled from each of his past two games, allowing 10 goals on 40 shots.

  • The Canucks have lost two straight games in regulation; they dropped three straight in regulation once during the regular season (Nov. 17-21).

  • Chicago’s Duncan Keith leads all defensemen in the postseason with four goals and six points.