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Stanley Cup Final tale of the tape: Full breakdown and picks

Which team has the superior first line? The better power play? Who has been blessed by the hockey gods? We debate eight categories and make picks.

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Experts' predictions: Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe picks

Our NHL experts forecast who will win the Cup and MVP honors.

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Barnwell: Ultimate surprise sports runs -- where Vegas ranks

Does Vegas' Stanley Cup run make it the most unlikely finalist in modern American sports? Bill Barnwell looks at candidates across the big four.

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Vegas' success wasn't rigged: Here's how the Knights were built

No one expected Vegas to make the Stanley Cup Final this season. Here's how each player taken in the expansion draft has helped (or not).

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Janes Neal on playing in his second straight Stanley Cup Final.

Arash Markazi, ESPN Senior Writer38m ago

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Here is your first look inside T-Mobile Arena. They drop the puck in 29 hours.

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With the cheapest ticket for Stanley Cup Final games over $1,000. These fans are getting into practices, which are free and open to the public, like it's a game.

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Bark-Andre Furry is ready for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

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The hottest ticket in Las Vegas outside of Golden Knights games is Golden Knights practices.

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These junior hockey players are playing in front of a packed crowd as fans wait for the Vegas Golden Knights to take the ice in an hour. Stanley Cup practice wasn't on the schedule when this game was booked.

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Parking at the Vegas Golden Knights practice facility filled up two hours before the start of 11 a.m. practice today and the stands were already full. Here's the line to get into the store and into practice if a seat opens up.

Arash Markazi, ESPN Senior Writer3h ago

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Most creative sign in Las Vegas in support of the Golden Knights? This is certainly the leader in the clubhouse.

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Mic'd up moments of the Caps' Game 7 win

Washington takes Game 7 to advance to the Stanley Cup Final. Watch "Quest for the Stanley Cup" on ESPN+ and streaming exclusively on the ESPN App.

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Vegas' quest for the Cup reaches final stage

The Golden Knights' improbable run to the Stanley Cup finals continues after their series win against the Winnipeg Jets. Watch "Quest for the Stanley Cup" on ESPN+ and streaming exclusively on the ESPN App.

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