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Melrose intrigued by Nashville-St. Louis matchup.

Barry Melrose explains why he's looking forward to a hard-fought series between the Predators and Blues in the second round.

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Melrose hoping for classic Penguins-Capitals series.

Barry Melrose is excited at the prospect of Crosby and Ovechkin facing off as many as seven times, and looks at why these Capitals are different than Washington's previous playoff failures.

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Stories behind their scars

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  • A Scar Is Born

    Hockey etches itself on its players, whose marks are a roadmap to their careers. They reflect on what it means to wear a scar.