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Excitement around Preds building ahead of Game 6.

Linda Cohn describes the buzz around Nashville as the Predators seeks to reach their first Stanley Cup final with a win against the Ducks in Game 6.

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Aberg scores go-ahead goal off rebound.

Midway through the third period, Filip Forsberg's shot is saved, but Pontus Aberg is in front of the net and scores the winning goal in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.

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Crosby leads Pens' Game 5 barrage.

Sidney Crosby redirects Trevor Daley's slapper for a goal and adds an assist on a beautiful no-look pass to Phil Kessel.

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Bonino owes Kessel for getting to Game 5.

Nick Bonino describes how his vehicle broke down on the highway before Pitttsburgh's Game 5 win over Ottawa and how teammate Phil Kessel was able to pick him up.

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Melrose on Rinne's 'fabulous' Game 5 win.

Barry Melrose applauds Pekka Rinne's 32-save performance and says he is the reason Nashville was able to go on the road and get a Game 5 win.

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Penguins showed up with Murray goaltending.

Craig Custance explains why Matt Murray was put in a tough situation after coach Mike Sullivan started him over Marc-Andre Fleury.

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