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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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Fiddler nets Game 1 winner.

With the game tied 3-3, Vernon Fiddler goes 5-hole to give Nashville the victory.

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Fiala carted off the ice.

Predators rookie Kevin Fiala receives medical attention after crashing into the boards during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Blues.

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Oilers' go-ahead goal banked in by Ducks.

Adam Larsson's skates around the net, and the puck deflects off Ducks defenseman Josh Manson as the Oilers take Game 1.

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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.