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05/11/2013 10:01 AM

Preview: Penguins (0-0) at Islanders (0-0)

Date: May 11, 2013 7:00 PM EDT


UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - For five games, Sidney Crosby and John Tavares have been on opposite sides in the quest to lead their teams to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

On Friday, the stars of the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Islanders found themselves going head-to-head again: this time to be the NHL MVP.

One day before the teams were set to face off in Game 6 of the first-round, Eastern Conference series, Crosby and Tavares were announced as finalists - along with Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin - for the Hart Trophy.

The voting is already in, so these stars can't campaign on or off the ice to gain support. All three are also in the mix for the Stanley Cup, but either Crosby or Tavares will be eliminated from that chase by the end of the weekend.

``It's a tremendous honor to be recognized, especially with those two guys and what great players they are, and so many other great players that had great seasons,' Tavares said. ``They've proved to be the best players in the game for a long time. They are still at really young ages, and they keep getting better, as well.

``They are not easy guys to play against each and every night. You see their consistency and what makes them great players. That helps push me to want to become better, knowing I have to compete against those guys. I have to raise the level of my game.'

Tavares (2009), Ovechkin (2004) and Crosby (2005) were all chosen No. 1 in the NHL draft. Crosby is the only one to capture the Stanley Cup, and he was the Hart winner in 2007. Ovechkin won the award in 2008 and 2009.

``He's done a lot, came into the league with a lot of pressure,' Crosby said of Tavares. ``I can relate to what that feels like, knowing there's pressure coming onto his own team. There are similarities but he's his own player. He had a great season and led the way for them and he's definitely gotten better and better each year.'

The 22-year-old Tavares, in his fourth NHL season, increased his goal and point totals in each of his first three years. He was on his way to a career year, scoring 28 goals - the third most in the NHL and just three shy of his best output - and 47 points in this 48-game campaign.

The only Islanders player to win the Hart was Bryan Trottier in 1979. Trottier had two other second-place finishes, and Denis Potvin was runner-up once. The team's best recent result was 1993 when Pierre Turgeon was fifth.

Tavares was the key figure in getting the Islanders into the playoffs for the first time since 2007.

``He just keeps getting smarter and more mature, learning what he is capable of in this league,' linemate Matt Moulson said. ``He just works extremely hard to get better at each area. That's what makes him such a special player.

``He is very deserving. I am sure he probably could've done it with a lot of people on his wing.'

Crosby has the upper hand right now, following the Penguins' dominating 4-0 home victory on Thursday that gave Pittsburgh a 3-2 series lead and put the club within one win of the second round. The teams will meet again Saturday night on Long Island. If the Islanders stave off elimination on home ice they will set up a winner-take-all showdown in Pittsburgh on Sunday.

The Penguins and Islanders have alternated wins each game of this series. But the Islanders have absorbed 5-0 and 4-0 losses among their three defeats against Pittsburgh, and they know they will have to be at their best to stay alive.

``If you lose 9-0 or 3-2, for us it's game by game. It's a loss,' Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. ``We have to reload, we have to refocus, re-energize ourselves - minds and bodies - to get ready.

``We've been in these must-win situations before, and our guys have responded pretty well. We're at home, and hopefully we'll have that barn rocking here again like we had the previous two games to feed off of.'

What they haven't shown is an ability to solve Penguins veteran backup goalie Tomas Vokoun, who took over for struggling starter Marc-Andre Fleury for Game 5 and posted a shutout.

That was just par for the course for Vokoun this year against the Islanders. Counting the regular season and his performance Thursday, Vokoun is 4-0 with an 0.69 goals-against average and .977 save percentage in five games.

The shutouts came in his last two games, and Vokoun hasn't allowed a goal to the Islanders in 122 minutes, 28 seconds, dating to Josh Bailey's score in the second period on March 22 in New York. He has stopped 129 of 132 shots.

``We didn't have too much success against him in the regular season, but we're playing much better in this series than we did in the regular season,' Tavares said.

Penguins coach Dan Bylsma declined to pick a Game 6 starter, but Vokoun is the odds-on favorite to get the nod.

None of the Islanders could explain why they haven't managed to do damage against Vokoun, choosing instead to put the blame on themselves.

``I don't think we challenged him enough,' Capuano said. ``We had our chances, but for whatever reason we couldn't put the puck in the net. He has played well against us, give him credit, but no matter who is in the opposition's goal ... we've just got to continue what we have to do.'

Despite allowing four goals on 27 shots and getting pulled in the third period, Evgeni Nabokov received a vote of confidence from Capuano and was given the starting nod for Game 6.

``It's not too hard to get up for it,' Nabokov said. ``We'll be ready. (Thursday's) game we were prepared to win. It didn't happen, so now we are prepared to win again.'

NOTES: Islanders C Frans Nielsen is questionable for Game 6 because of an undisclosed injury. D Andrew MacDonald will miss the remainder of the playoffs because of a broken left hand - that will require surgery - sustained in Game 4.

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SERIES AT A GLANCE

GAME 1
Islanders at Penguins
Wed, May 1 Final 0 to 5
Boxscores • Recaps

GAME 2
Islanders at Penguins
Fri, May 3 Final 4 to 3
Boxscores • Recaps

GAME 3
Penguins at Islanders
Sun, May 5 Final 5 to 4
Boxscores • Recaps

GAME 4
Penguins at Islanders
Tue, May 7 Final 4 to 6
Boxscores • Recaps

GAME 5
Islanders at Penguins
Thu, May 9 Final 0 to 4
Boxscores • Recaps

GAME 6
Penguins at Islanders
Sat, May 11 - 7:00PM EDT

GAME 7
Islanders at Penguins
Sun, May 12 - 7:00PM ED

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05/11/2013 10:05 AM

2013 NHL Playoff Results

May 11, 2013


Series Results

Ottawa (+130) over Montreal (4-1)
Chicago (-420) over Minnesota (4-1)
San Jose (+105) over Vancouver (4-0
Los Angeles (-120) over St. Louis (4-2)

Overall Game Results

-- Home teams are 25-13
-- Favorites are 26-12 straight up
-- Favorites that won are 11-15 on the puck-line
-- The Under has gone 18-15-5


Away Home Score ATS Result Total Result

Tuesday, Apr. 30, 2013

Minnesota Chicago (-270) 2-1 (OT) Favorite Under (5)

Los Angeles St. Louis (-125) 2-1 (OT) Favorite Under (5)

Detroit Anaheim (-145) 3-1 Favorite Under (5)


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Toronto Boston (-180) 4-1 Favorite Push (5)

NY Islanders Pittsburgh (-220) 5-0 Favorite Under (5.5)

San Jose (+120) Vancouver 3-1 Underdog Under (5)


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Ottawa (+125) Montreal 4-2 Underdog Over (5)

NY Rangers Washington (-130) 3-1 Favorite Under (5)

Los Angeles St. Louis (-130) 2-1 Favorite Under (5)

Detroit (+120) Anaheim 5-4 (OT) Underdog Over (5)


Friday, May 3, 2013

NY Islanders (+200) Pittsburgh 4-3 Underdog Over (5.5)

Ottawa Montreal (-135) 3-1 Favorite Under (5)

Minnesota Chicago (-250) 5-2 Favorite Over (5)

San Jose (+115) Vancouver 3-2 (OT) Underdog Push (5)


Saturday, May 4, 2013

NY Rangers Washington (-125) 1-0 (OT)
Favorite Under (5)

Toronto (+170) Boston 4-2 Underdog Push (6)

Anaheim (+110) Detroit 4-0 Underdog Under (5)

St. Louis Los Angeles (-145) 1-0 Favorite Under (4.5)


Sunday, May 5, 2013

Pittsburgh (-170) NY Islanders 5-4 (OT) Favorite Over (5.5)

Chicago Minnesota (+145) 3-2 (OT) Underdog Push (5)

Montreal Ottawa (-135) 6-1 Favorite Over (5)

Vancouver San Jose (-145) 5-2 Favorite Over (4.5)


Monday, May 6, 2013

Boston (-130) Toronto 5-2 Favorite Over (5)

Washington NY Rangers (-145) 4-3 Favorite Over (5)

Anaheim Detroit (-130) 3-2 (OT) Favorite Push (5)

St. Louis Los Angeles (-140) 4-3 Favorite Over (4.5)


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Pittsburgh NY Islanders (+145) 6-4 Underdog Over (6)

Montreal Ottawa (-140) 3-2 (OT) Favorite Push (5)


Chicago (-160) Minnesota 3-0 Favorite Under (5)

Vancouver San Jose (-165) 4-3 (OT) Favorite Over (5)


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Boston (-130) Toronto 4-3 (OT) Favorite Over (5)

Washington NY Rangers (-135) 4-3 Favorite Over (5)

Los Angeles (+115) St. Louis 3-2 (OT) Underdog Over (4.5)

Detroit Anaheim (-140) 3-2 (OT) Favorite Push (5)


Thursday, May 9, 2013

NY Islanders Pittsburgh (-220) 4-0 Favorite Under (6)

Ottawa (+110) Montreal 6-1 Favorite Over (5)

Minnesota Chicago (-255) 5-1 Underdog Over (5)


Friday, May 10, 2013
Toronto (+180) Boston 2-1 Underdog Under (5.5)

NY Rangers Washington (-140) 2-1 Favorite Under (5)

Anaheim Detroit (-120)


4-3 (OT)
Favorite Over (5)

St. Louis Los Angeles (-160) 2-1 Favorite Under (4.5)


Saturday, May 11, 2013
Pittsburgh NY Islanders - - -

Sunday, May 12, 2013
* NY Islanders Pittsburgh - - -
Washington NY Rangers - - -
Boston Toronto - - -
Detroit Anaheim - - -

Monday, May 13, 2013
* NY Rangers Washington - - -
* Toronto Boston - - -

*If Neccessary

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05/11/2013 10:06 AM

NHL
Dunkel

Pittsburgh at NY Islanders
The Penguins look to follow up their 4-0 win in Game 5 and take advantage of an Islanders team that is 1-4 in its last 5 games when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in the previous game. Pittsburgh is the pick (-170) according to Dunkel, which has the Penguins favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Pittsburgh (-170). Here are all of today's picks.

SATURDAY, MAY 11

Game 59-60: Pittsburgh at NY Islanders (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Pittsburgh 12.111; NY Islanders 10.952
Dunkel Line & Total: Pittsburgh by 1; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Pittsburgh (-170); 6
Dunkel Pick: Pittsburgh (-170); Under




NHL
Long Sheet

Saturday, May 11

First Post

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PITTSBURGH (39-14-0-0, 78 pts.) at NY ISLANDERS (26-19-0-8, 60 pts.) - 5/11/2013, 7:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
PITTSBURGH is 15-7 (+1.0 Units) against the spread versus NY ISLANDERS over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 15-7-0 straight up against NY ISLANDERS over the last 3 seasons
10 of 20 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=-1.4 Units, Under=-0.9 Units)

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NHL
Short Sheet

Saturday, May 11

Quarterfinals, Game Six (Pittsburgh Leads, 3-2)
Pittsburgh at NY Islanders, 7:05 ET NBCSN
Pittsburgh: 18-6 SU off a win by 2+ goals
NY Islanders: 7-13 SU after allowing 4+ goals




NHL

Saturday, May 11

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Trend Report
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7:00 PM
PITTSBURGH vs. NY ISLANDERS
Pittsburgh is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against NY Islanders
NY Islanders are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games
NY Islanders are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games at home

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05/11/2013 10:08 AM

NHL

Armadillo's Write-Up

Saturday, May 11

Penguins won 11 of last 15 games, are 29-10 in last 39 games vs Islanders, 6-2 in last eight visits here. Nine of last thirteen series games overall went over total. Islanders outscored Pittsburgh 6-2 in third period of series, but Penguins did win only OT game. Pitt is 7-20 on power play in series, Islanders 2-17. New York was blanked in two of three losses in series- they scored 4-4-6 goals Games 2-4. Penguins held 10 of previous 15 opponents to three or less goals. Over is 18-15-7 in playoffs so far this spring. Islanders won six of last eight home games; Pittsburgh won 11 of last 14 games on the road.

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NHL
Long Sheet

Saturday, May 11

Update

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PITTSBURGH (39-14-0-0, 78 pts.) at NY ISLANDERS (26-19-0-8, 60 pts.) - 5/11/2013, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
PITTSBURGH is 39-14 ATS (+16.3 Units) in all games this season.
PITTSBURGH is 39-14 ATS (+16.3 Units) second half of the season this season.
PITTSBURGH is 9-1 ATS (+7.5 Units) on Saturday games this season.
NY ISLANDERS are 10-23 ATS (+42.2 Units) in home games revenging a loss versus opponent over the last 2 seasons.
NY ISLANDERS are 67-105 ATS (-40.5 Units) in home games after scoring 1 goal or less in their previous game since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
PITTSBURGH is 15-7 (+1.0 Units) against the spread versus NY ISLANDERS over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 15-7-0 straight up against NY ISLANDERS over the last 3 seasons
10 of 20 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=-1.4 Units, Under=-0.9 Units)

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NHL

Saturday, May 11

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Penguins at Islanders: What bettors need to know
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Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Islanders (+155, 6)

Pittsburgh leads series 3-2.

Sidney Crosby and John Tavares have been elite figures on the ice - so it's no surprise that the two joined Washington superstar Alex Ovechkin as finalists for the Hart Trophy. Crosby can get the better of Tavares in the postseason should the Pittsburgh Penguins eliminate the eighth-seeded New York Islanders in their Eastern Conference first-round series. Top-seeded Pittsburgh will have a chance to do precisely that with a victory in Game 6 Saturday - or, if necessary, at home in Game 7 on Sunday.

Crosby collected a goal and an assist in the Penguins' 4-0 victory in Game 5 Thursday. Pittsburgh's captain has showed little sign of rust since missing over a month with a broken jaw - scoring three goals and setting up five others in four games. Tavares has two goals and as many assists in the first-round series.

TV: 7 p.m. ET, NBC Sports, TSN, MSG-PLUS, ROOT

ABOUT THE PENGUINS: Tomas Vokoun made his presence felt in his first postseason appearance since 2007. Replacing an ineffective Marc-Andre Fleury, the 36-year-old Vokoun registered his second career playoff shutout by turning aside 31 shots Thursday. Vokoun has dominated the Islanders in 2013, posting a 4-0-0 mark with a slim 0.69 goals-against average and impressive .977 save percentage.

ABOUT THE ISLANDERS: While the situation is far from ideal, coach Jack Capuano isn't outwardly stressing his team's plight. "We've been in these must-win situations before, and our guys have responded pretty well," Capuano told the team's website. "We're at home, hopefully we'll have that barn rocking here (Saturday) again like we had the previous two games that we can feed off." Capuano also showed confidence in Evgeni Nabokov, who was pulled in Game 5 after yielding four goals. The veteran Russian netminder has allowed at least four tallies in four of the five games in the series.

OVERTIME:

1. Pittsburgh is 7-for-20 on the power play in the series, while New York is 2-for-17.

2. Islanders D Andrew MacDonald suffered a broken left hand in Game 4 and will miss the remainder of the playoffs.

3. Penguins C Evgeni Malkin and RWs Pascal Dupuis and Jarome Iginla each notched an assist in Game 5 to extend their respective point streaks to six contests.

TRENDS:

* Islanders are 6-2 in their last 8 home games.

* Over is 4-1 in Penguins last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.

* Over is 8-3-1 in Islanders last 12 home games.

* Over is 5-0-1 in the last 6 meetings in New York.

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05/11/2013 10:12 AM

Date WLT Pct Net Units Record

05/10/13 4-­4-­0 50.00% -­625 Detail
05/09/13 3-­3-­0 50.00% -­215 Detail
05/08/13 3-­3-­2 50.00% -­125 Detail
05/07/13 5-­2-­1 71.43% +­1640 Detail
05/06/13 4-­3-­1 57.14% +­450 Detail
05/05/13 4-­3-­1 57.14% +­620 Detail
05/04/13 7-­1-­0 87.50% +­3185 Detail
05/03/13 2-­5-­1 28.57% -­2370 Detail
05/02/13 5-­3-­0 62.50% +­935 Detail
05/01/13 3-­2-­1 60.00% +­600 Detail

Totals 40-­29-­7 57.97% +4095


Saturday, May 11

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Pittsburgh - 7:00 PM ET NY Islanders +153 500 POD # 2


NY Islanders - Over 6 500 POD # 1

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05/12/2013 01:04 AM

Preview: Bruins (0-0) at Maple Leafs (0-0)

Date: May 12, 2013 7:30 PM EDT


BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Bruins don't need to be reminded what can happen when a team fails to put away an opponent.

The franchise that blew a 3-0 lead in the 2010 Eastern Conference semifinals is holding a 3-2 lead in the first round of the playoffs against the Maple Leafs. Boston was up three games to one before Toronto won 2-1 in Game 5 on Friday night.

``The one thing that has been a challenge for us in the past has been closing out series,' coach Claude Julien after practice on Saturday. ``And we know that; we're aware of that. But at the same time, the strength of our team has also been to bounce back from adversity and situations like that.

``As much as yesterday was proof of it, hopefully tomorrow's the proof of the other side that we are capable of bouncing back and playing the type of game we need to to close the series off.'

The teams will meet again on Sunday night in Toronto, where Boston won Games 3 and 4 to take a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. The Bruins have not lost on the Leafs' home ice in the playoffs since 1959.

``It doesn't give you a sense of confidence,' Bruins forward Shawn Thornton said, ``but you're not as afraid to go into that building.'

Tyler Bozak scored a shorthanded goal, Clarke MacArthur also scored and James Reimer stopped 43 shots on Friday night as Toronto withstood a late and furious challenge in the second and third periods to avoid elimination.

``We're still kicking,' Toronto defenseman Cody Franson said. ``We didn't get the results we were looking for back home in the last two, but it wasn't from lack of trying.'

The Maple Leafs opened a 2-0 lead and held on as Boston outshot them 32-8 for the latter part of the second period and all of the third.

Zdeno Chara scored for Boston to cut the deficit to 2-1 with 8:48 left. The Leafs killed off a delay-of-game penalty in the last four minutes and then protected the lead when the Bruins pulled Tuukka Rask for an extra attacker with 1:11 left.

``We came in with the mindset to just get it back to Toronto to give ourselves a chance. We've done that,' MacArthur said. ``We want to keep going. We've worked hard all year and I can see it starting to pay off.'

The Bruins are 4-8 in games with the potential to eliminate an opponent since 2010, including the four straight losses to Philadelphia in the second round that year. In all, the Bruins are 15-2 in series after going up three games to one.

And, a year after blowing the three-game lead against Philadelphia, the Bruins won the Stanley Cup

``Since I've been here, it's never been easy, right?' Bruins forward Milan Lucic said. ``Once again, we're not making it easy on ourselves. So let's hope we can make it easy by winning Game 6 and not having to go to Game 7.'

Boston could get a boost from the return of Wade Redden, who missed Game 5 with an undisclosed injury. He was back at practice on Saturday, though Julien said he remained day to day.

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SERIES AT A GLANCE

GAME 1
Maple Leafs at Bruins
Wed, May 1 Final 1 to 4
Boxscores • Recaps

GAME 2
Maple Leafs at Bruins
Sat, May 4 Final 4 to 2
Boxscores • Recaps

GAME 3
Bruins at Maple Leafs
Mon, May 6 Final 5 to 2
Boxscores • Recaps

GAME 4
Bruins at Maple Leafs
Wed, May 8 Final 4 to 3
Boxscores • Recaps

GAME 5
Maple Leafs at Bruins
Fri, May 10 Final 2 to 1
Boxscores • Recaps

GAME 6
Bruins at Maple Leafs
Sun, May 12 - 7:30PM EDT

GAME 7
Maple Leafs at Bruins
Mon, May 13 - 7:00PM EDT

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05/12/2013 01:07 AM

Preview: Capitals (0-0) at Rangers (0-0)

Date: May 12, 2013 4:30 PM EDT


NEW YORK (AP) - Forgive the New York Rangers if they have a quiet confidence heading into a must-win game against the Washington Capitals.

No, they aren't too young to understand nor are they loaded with postseason experience. But what they do have seems to be serving them well, at least so far.

The Rangers will host Game 6 of their first-round series against the Washington Capitals on Sunday, and they will need to win to force a deciding contest in the nation's capital on Monday.

Through five games, the home team has come out on top in each - including New York's two wins at Madison Square Garden in Games 3 and 4 to erase an 0-2 series deficit.

Washington went back ahead 3-2 on Friday by beating the Rangers 2-1 in overtime - the Capitals' second extra-time win in the series.

``I think the electricity in the building can sometimes get you through moments where maybe you're sluggish,' Capitals coach Adam Oates said Saturday of the benefits of home ice. ``It's your own confines. You just feel good in your own building.

``They're going to be more desperate, but that can't affect the decisions. We've still got to play the way we play.'

The Rangers have a bit of recent history to draw upon, as well, as they came back last year from a 3-2 hole in the first round against the Ottawa Senators - winning Game 6 on the road and completing the rally at home in Game 7 - when they were the No. 1 seed in the East.

New York also avoided elimination with a Game 7 win versus Washington in the second round. So although this situation is hardly ideal, it isn't unfamiliar or particularly daunting.

``You try to just enjoy it,' said Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who shook off Friday's disappointment in time for a brief team practice Saturday. ``I'm definitely not thinking it could be over. That doesn't help your game.

``You go out and focus. I always go and focus on certain things when I play. I try to enjoy the moment. It's a big game for us, everybody knows that, but so far we've been doing pretty good at home.'

That goes for both teams.

The Capitals are bolstered by the knowledge that if the series is extended to a Game 7, they have 10 wins over the Rangers in their last 11 playoff home games and five straight.

``Every little play matters. Every play was magnified,' defenseman Michael Del Zotto said of last year's Game 6 against Ottawa. ``You just feel so into the game, so alive. It was a big confidence boost for our club. Hopefully we'll get confidence out of our next game.'

The Capitals practiced at their rink on Saturday before heading back to New York.

``You never want to take longer than you need to. It just eliminates the rest that you can get further on,' Capitals forward Troy Brouwer said. ``You give the other team life, thinking that they're able to come back in the series.

``You've got to have that killer instinct.'

This one has been tight throughout as every game - except for Washington's 3-1 win in the opener - has been decided by one goal.

``The atmosphere is unbelievable,' Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin said Saturday of playing at Madison Square Garden. ``We just have to control our emotions and don't take lots of penalties because we give them chances when they play 5-on-4.

``We just have to be disciplined and stay the same way.'

A penalty turned the tide in Game 5. New York forward Brian Boyle was called for a retaliation penalty in the second period as the Rangers were protecting a 1-0 lead.

The Capitals' potent power play took advantage to tie it. It stayed even until Mike Ribeiro won it at 9:24 of overtime with his first goal of the series.

``You battle so hard through the regular season to try to get the home-ice advantage in case there is a Game 7,' Brouwer said. ``You'd like to have the home crowd and the home familiarity, your own bed the night before as an advantage, but I think all these games have just been so close.

``It's just the way they've gone. I don't think it's because one team is better at home than they are on the road. Everyone is playing good hockey right now, and it's been an exciting series to play in.'

Washington is having success despite only one goal and one assist from Ovechkin, named as a Hart Trophy finalist as NHL MVP.

The Rangers are looking for a breakout from forwards Rick Nash and Brad Richards. Both have one point through five games: Richards with a goal, and Nash with an assist.

``We've just got to win a game on home ice,' Richards said. ``It's a good opportunity for everybody. We all have confidence that we play good (at home). We will forget quick and move on to that.'

Rangers coach John Tortorella didn't even want to address the notion that it could be his club's final game of the season.

``I don't consider it an elimination game,' he said. ``We're trying to win one game. I'm not going to even use that word. We've bounced back. Guys that haven't been in it, it's an opportunity. That's the way they have to look at it. We'll go home and try to win a game.'

The Rangers might again be without rugged forward Ryane Clowe, who was injured earlier in the series and returned for Game 5 on Friday. Another hit has knocked him to the sidelines again. He and fellow injured forward Daroll Powe, who like Clowe might have a concussion, didn't skate Saturday.

Chris Kreider and Kris Newbury are potential replacements for Clowe.

New York defenseman Marc Staal, who came back from a serious eye injury in Game 3, hasn't played in either of the past two games and isn't expected back Sunday. either.

Capitals right wing Martin Erat, who sustained an upper body injury in Game 4, didn't skate on Saturday and is doubtful for the remainder of the series.

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SERIES AT A GLANCE

GAME 1
Rangers at Capitals
Thu, May 2 Final 1 to 3
Boxscores • Recaps

GAME 2
Rangers at Capitals
Sat, May 4 Final 0 to 1
Boxscores • Recaps

GAME 3
Capitals at Rangers
Mon, May 6 Final 3 to 4
Boxscores • Recaps

GAME 4
Capitals at Rangers
Wed, May 8 Final 3 to 4
Boxscores • Recaps

GAME 5
Rangers at Capitals
Fri, May 10 Final 1 to 2
Boxscores • Recaps

GAME 6
Capitals at Rangers
Sun, May 12 - 4:30PM EDT

GAME 7
Rangers at Capitals
Mon, May 13 - 8:00PM EDT

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05/12/2013 01:10 AM

Preview: Red Wings (0-0) at Ducks (0-0)

Date: May 12, 2013 10:00 PM EDT


ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - A theatrical playoff series gets an appropriately grand finale when Anaheim hosts Detroit in Game 7 on Sunday night.

Although the Ducks and Red Wings could be stressed by this test, most are treating it as an opportunity and a reward for nearly two weeks of exhausting work.

After all, somebody gets to be the hero.

``If you can't enjoy it, then you're in the wrong sport,' Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf said Saturday. ``These are situations that many of us have been in, but they're fun. You reach back on those things, and then just remember to embrace the moment and be ready to play.'

After four overtime games, several clutch goals and plenty of wild momentum swings, the second-seeded Ducks have one last chance to finish off the resilient Red Wings, who have one final opportunity to nudge past the talented Pacific Division champions.

Detroit has stayed in this series with three overtime victories, including Game 6 on Friday night, although Anaheim had to rally late just to force two of those overtimes.

Every game has been in the balance in the third period, so both teams know what they'll face in the deciding game at a frenzied Honda Center.

``We were talking about that on the plane (after Game 6),' Anaheim's Corey Perry said. ``When you're a kid, you go into the streets and you're playing Game 7 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. That's the fun part of hockey. You dream about Game 7, and to be the guy to step up is special.'

Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler has learned a bit about playoff pressure in his first three NHL seasons, and he watched the Red Wings in countless big games while growing up in the Detroit suburbs. The 21-year-old is looking forward to his first taste of the toughest situation any team can face.

``It's more exciting than anything,' Fowler said. ``We're familiar with them, and they know us, so it's about harnessing your emotions and playing. I'm looking forward to it. No butterflies, just excitement.'

The teams have alternated wins throughout the series, with Anaheim taking a one-game lead three times, only to watch the Red Wings catch up.

The Ducks would be preparing for a tantalizing second-round matchup with Los Angeles this weekend if they hadn't allowed three overtime goals by the Red Wings, who will face Chicago in the second round if they hang on.

The Ducks are playing the fifth Game 7 in the franchise's two-decade history, but just the second at home. Anaheim's most recent Game 7 was in 2009 at Detroit, where the Red Wings eliminated the eighth-seeded Ducks.

Detroit is playing Game 7 for the 23rd time in its much longer franchise history, but nearly all of those decisive games were at home. The Wings are just 2-4 in a Game 7 on the road.

``I've been fortunate enough to win some Game 7's and lose some,' said Detroit coach Mike Babcock, who coached the Ducks in their Game 7 loss to New Jersey in the 2003 Stanley Cup finals.

``I've lost at home and on the road, and won that way, too. So it's just a big game. ... We're excited. We said all along, the shorter we could make the series, advantage us. You can't make it any shorter than this.'

Although Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau would rather be playing in a Game 7 than watching it from the bench, he hopes his players embrace their opportunity to create a postseason reputation that could last their lifetimes.

Boudreau has already more than his share of Game 7 heartache in his NHL coaching career: His Washington Capitals went to a seventh game in each of his first four playoff series with the club, and the Caps lost three of them.

``It's a lot easier to play. You just play,' Boudreau said. ``Game 7 playing is a tremendous amount of fun. Game 7 coaching is not so much.'

Boudreau's night could be much more comfortable if Perry emerges from his series-long goal drought. Detroit captain Henrik Zetterberg finally got his first goals of the series in Game 6, pushing the Wings to the win - but the Ducks are still waiting for their first goal from Perry, the former Richard Trophy winner during his 50-goal season two years ago.

``I assume that at one point, Corey Perry is going to break out,' Boudreau said Saturday. ``He always has, and he always will. Let's just hope it's tomorrow.'

Perry has been active and aggressive, but hasn't converted any chances into goals. Detroit has done solid work against the Ducks' top line, but few defenses can contain Perry for such a significant length of time, and the former MVP is feeling urgency.

``My job is to go out and score goals and do those offensive things, but it hasn't been coming,' Perry said. ``Hopefully you just try to do something different if things aren't going your way, but I'm not putting any more pressure on myself than anybody else is. I'm not going out there and squeezing my stick any tighter. I've had my chances, and I'm shooting the puck, I'm going to the net. One puck has got to go in - off me, off somebody. Something has got to break.'

Boudreau believes stopping Pavel Datsyuk and Zetterberg are the Ducks' biggest challenges in the finale.

Both veterans have ample experience in big playoff games, including four previous Game 7 appearances, while the Ducks have won just one playoff round since their Stanley Cup victory in 2007.

The Red Wings aren't content with just pushing the higher-seeded Ducks to the brink in what was looking like a rebuilding season for a team with 22 straight playoff appearances.

With one more pressure-packed win, Detroit can keep rolling into another series against a touted opponent.

``It just seems when our backs are against the wall, that's when we play our best,' Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard said. ``The urgency was there from the drop of the puck (in Game 6). There can't be any let up. We've got to have this right into Sunday night.'

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SERIES AT A GLANCE

GAME 1
Red Wings at Ducks
Tue, Apr 30 Final 1 to 3
Boxscores • Recaps

GAME 2
Red Wings at Ducks
Thu, May 2 Final 5 to 4
Boxscores • Recaps

GAME 3
Ducks at Red Wings
Sat, May 4 Final 4 to 0
Boxscores • Recaps

GAME 4
Ducks at Red Wings
Mon, May 6 Final 2 to 3
Boxscores • Recaps

GAME 5
Red Wings at Ducks
Wed, May 8 Final 2 to 3
Boxscores • Recaps

GAME 6
Ducks at Red Wings
Fri, May 10 Final 3 to 4
Boxscores • Recaps

GAME 7
Red Wings at Ducks
Sun, May 12 - 10:00PM EDT

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Dunkel

Boston at Toronto
The Maple Leafs look to follow up their 2-1 win in Game 5 and take advantage of a Boston team that is 1-5 in its last 6 games after allowing 2 goals or less in the previous game. Toronto is the pick (+115) according to Dunkel, which has the Maple Leafs favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Toronto (+115). Here are all of today's picks.

SUNDAY, MAY 12

Game 69-70: Washington at NY Rangers (4:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington 12.230; NY Rangers 13.089
Dunkel Line & Total: NY Rangers by 1; 4
Vegas Line & Total: NY Rangers (-140); 5
Dunkel Pick: NY Rangers (-140); Under

Game 73-74: Boston at Toronto (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boston 10.867; Toronto 11.766
Dunkel Line & Total: Toronto by 1; 5 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Boston (-135); 5
Dunkel Pick: Toronto (+115); Over

Game 77-78: Detroit at Anaheim (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Detroit 11.664; Anaheim 12.835
Dunkel Line & Total: Anaheim by 1; 6
Vegas Line & Total: Anaheim (-140); 5
Dunkel Pick: Anaheim (-140); Over




NHL
Long Sheet

Sunday, May 12

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WASHINGTON (30-20-0-3, 63 pts.) at NY RANGERS (28-19-0-6, 62 pts.) - 5/12/2013, 4:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
WASHINGTON is 30-23 ATS (+5.9 Units) in all games this season.
WASHINGTON is 30-23 ATS (+5.9 Units) second half of the season this season.
NY RANGERS are 188-186 ATS (-95.7 Units) in home games second half of the season since 1996.
NY RANGERS are 145-173 ATS (-101.5 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
NY RANGERS is 14-14-0 straight up against WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons
13 of 20 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+5.2 Units)

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BOSTON (31-16-0-6, 68 pts.) at TORONTO (28-19-0-6, 62 pts.) - 5/12/2013, 7:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
TORONTO is 28-25 ATS (-12.9 Units) in all games this season.
TORONTO is 28-25 ATS (-1.1 Units) second half of the season this season.
BOSTON is 23-11 ATS (+10.8 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
TORONTO is 3-10 ATS (+14.0 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
TORONTO is 6-19 ATS (+30.3 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
BOSTON is 14-7 (+1.1 Units) against the spread versus TORONTO over the last 3 seasons
BOSTON is 14-7-0 straight up against TORONTO over the last 3 seasons
12 of 18 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+5.9 Units)

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DETROIT (27-18-0-9, 63 pts.) at ANAHEIM (33-12-0-9, 75 pts.) - 5/12/2013, 10:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
ANAHEIM is 33-21 ATS (+11.2 Units) in all games this season.
ANAHEIM is 33-21 ATS (+1.2 Units) second half of the season this season.
ANAHEIM is 168-129 ATS (+306.1 Units) revenging a loss versus opponent since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
DETROIT is 11-6 (+5.3 Units) against the spread versus ANAHEIM over the last 3 seasons
DETROIT is 11-6-0 straight up against ANAHEIM over the last 3 seasons
9 of 15 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+1.9 Units)

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NHL
Armadillo's Write-Up

Sunday, May 12

Home side won all five Cap-Ranger playoff games, with home team scoring a power play goal in each game, while visitors are 0-16 in series with man advantage. Capitals won 14 of last 18 games; Rangers won nine of their last 14 games, New York scored 4+ goals in its last seven wins, 1-2-2-0-1 in its last five losses. All three Capital wins in this series went under total; two Ranger wins went over the total. Under is 11-2-5 last 18 series games- all five pushes ended 3-2. Rangers beat Washington in seven games LY, with last six games all decided by a single goal. Capitals lost five of their last six visits here.

Home team has 40+ shots on goal in all five Toronto-Boston games, with +52 edge in five series games. Maple Leafs stayed alive with 2-1 road win Friday, just their third win in last 15 games vs Boston. Bruins won six of last seven visits to Toronto, but they're just 5-9 in last 14 games overall, 5-9 in last 14 on road, too. Leafs lost their last four games at home- their last home win was 2-0 vs New Jersey April 15. Three of last four series games went over total; over is 12-4-2 in last 18 series games. Bruins are 3-16 in series with man advantage.

Four of six Detroit-Anaheim games went OT, with home side scoring OT goal in last three games; Ducks outscored Detroit 11-5 in the third period in series, but Red Wings' wins are all in OT. Under is 7-4-2 in last thirteen Detroit games. Red Wings were 2-13 on power play last three games, after being 4-10 in first two games in Anaheim. Detroit didn't have a penalty in Game 6. When was last time a team got to Game 7 without winning a game in regulation time? Detroit is 5-4 in last nine visits here, but they're 4-7 in last 11 road games overall. Ducks are 2-1 at home in series, after losing last three in regular season.




NHL

Sunday, May 12

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Trend Report
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4:30 PM
WASHINGTON vs. NY RANGERS
Washington is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games
Washington is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing NY Rangers
NY Rangers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Rangers last 6 games

7:30 PM
BOSTON vs. TORONTO
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Boston's last 18 games when playing Toronto
Toronto is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games when playing at home against Boston

10:00 PM
DETROIT vs. ANAHEIM
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games on the road
Detroit is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Anaheim is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Anaheim is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home

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Sunday, May 12

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Sunday's NHL playoff action: What bettors need to know
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Washington Capitals at New York Rangers (-133, 5)

Capitals lead best-of-seven series 3-2.

The host team has held serve in each of the five games of the Eastern Conference first-round series between the Washington Capitals and New York Rangers. After winning for the third time in as many contests at the Verizon Center, the Southeast Division champion Capitals will look to buck the trend and eliminate the sixth-seeded Rangers on Sunday when the teams reconvene for Game 6 at Madison Square Garden. Third-seeded Washington's bid to end the series will not be easy as New York has won eight straight home contests.

Mike Ribeiro scored 9:24 into overtime as the Capitals skated to a 2-1 triumph in Game 5 on Friday. Coach Adam Oates' team has recorded two of its three victories in the extra session as defenseman Mike Green scored exactly eight minutes into overtime in Washington's 1-0 win in Game 2. Green has a team-leading two goals - while 10 others Capitals have also found the net.

TV: 4:30 p.m. ET, CNBC, MSG, TSN

ABOUT THE CAPITALS: Braden Holtby overcame Brian Boyle's goal 53 seconds into Friday's contest to finish with 24 saves. Holtby has allowed just two goals in three games at home, but yielded four in each of the losses in New York. Oates stressed that his team can't get unnerved while playing on the road. "They're going to be more desperate, but that can't affect the decisions," he said. "We've still got to play the way we play."

ABOUT THE RANGERS: While his team has struggled offensively, Derick Brassard continued his stellar series by picking up an assist on Boyle's goal. Brassard's team-leading six points (one goal, five assists) were collected over the last three contests. On the other hand, fellow former Blue Jacket Rick Nash has failed to score a goal - after leading the Rangers with 21 in the regular season. "I had some chances, didn't get the job done, though," Nash said of his performance in Game 5. "There's no excuses. I've got to find a way to do it."

TRENDS:

* Over is 8-2-1 in Capitals’ last 11 road games.
* Capitals are 1-5 in the last six meetings in New York.
* Over is 5-1-3 in Rangers’ last nine home games.

OVERTIME

1. After returning from a four-game absence with what was believed to be a concussion, New York RW Ryane Clowe was on the receiving end of a boarding penalty from Washington LW Jason Chimera in Game 5. He logged one more shift before exiting the contest.

2. Hart Trophy finalist Alex Ovechkin has been limited to just one goal and one assist in the series.

3. The Capitals killed off four short-handed situations in Game 5 to improve to 19-for-21 (90.5 percent) for the series.


Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs (+120, 5)

Bruins lead best-of-seven series 3-2.

James Reimer gave the fifth-seeded Toronto Maple Leafs some hope in their Eastern Conference first-round series with the Boston Bruins. The Maple Leafs host fourth-seeded Boston on Sunday in Game 6 trailing the Bruins 3-2 and will need to win a home playoff game for the first time in nine years if they want to force a Game 7 at Boston on Monday. Reimer made 43 saves in a 2-1 Game 5 victory on Friday that kept Toronto alive, but the Maple Leafs dropped both home games earlier in the series and have not triumphed at Air Canada Centre in the postseason since April 30, 2004.

With Friday’s loss the Bruins dropped to 9-9 in Game 5 elimination opportunities, but they have only lost twice in the 17 previous series where they led 3-1. Boston, which averaged 3.75 goals over the first four games, fired 36 shots in the final two periods of Game 5 but could only get one puck past Reimer. David Krejci continued his series-long point streak when he assisted on the lone Boston goal on Friday, raising his total to 11 (five goals, six assists). Bruins netminder Tuukka Rask, who made 31 saves on Friday, stopped 45 shots in each victory at Toronto in two of his strongest postseason performances to date.

TV: 7:30 p.m. ET, CBC, RDS, NESN

ABOUT THE BRUINS: Aside from Boston’s top line of Krejci, Nathan Horton and Milan Lucic, Boston’s scorers have struggled thus far. Krejci and Horton have eight of the team’s 16 goals combined, while the only other player on the team with more than two points in the series is captain Zdeno Chara, who is tied with Horton and Lucic at six. Patrice Bergeron - second on the team with 22 shots - scored in Game 4 for his only point of the postseason. Tyler Seguin, who leads the team with 24 shots, has yet to record a point. Jaromir Jagr has two assists to show for his 20 shots and is tied with Chris Kelly at a team-worst minus-3. Defenseman Wade Redden missed Game 5 with an undisclosed injury but participated in Saturday’s morning skate. Rookie Matt Bartkowski took Redden’s place in the lineup and logged 6:40 of ice time in his postseason debut, finishing minus-1.

ABOUT THE MAPLE LEAFS: Aside from Reimer, Toronto is still alive thanks to valuable contributions from unexpected sources. Defenseman Jake Gardiner, who was limited to just 12 games this season due to injuries and poor performance and was a healthy scratch in Game 1, logged a team-leading 24:05 of ice time in Game 5. Gardiner has four points in the series, tied for the team lead with Joffrey Lupul. Clarke MacArthur - a healthy scratch for two games after a lackluster Game 1 - has a goal in each of the last two games despite playing under nine minutes in both contests. Defenseman Mark Fraser is out indefinitely following surgery to repair a cranial fracture suffered in Game 4, when a slap shot by Lucic struck him in the forehead. John-Michael Liles dressed in place of Fraser on Friday and finished plus-1 in 14:31 time on ice.

TRENDS:

* Over is 5-1 in Bruins’ last six road games.
* Road team is 4-0 in the last four meetings.
* Maple Leafs are 0-4 in their last four home games.
* Bruins are 6-1 in the last seven meetings in Toronto.

OVERTIME

1. Toronto has not won consecutive games against the Bruins since a three-game streak in 2011, when they won twice on the road and once at home between February and March.

2. In the 2010 playoffs, the Bruins let a 3-0 series lead slip away to the Philadelphia Flyers in the first round, losing in seven games to a Flyers team that went on to play in the Stanley Cup final.

3. All-time leading scorer and four-time Stanley Cup champion Wayne Gretzky told ESPN.com he likes the character he sees in this year’s Maple Leafs. “They’re legit,” he said, “they’re playing on high emotion right now.”


Detroit Red Wings at Anaheim Ducks (-141, 5)

Best-of-seven series tied 3-3.

The seventh-seeded Detroit Red Wings are no strangers to seventh games. They're also very familiar with overtime this postseason. The Red Wings attempt to knock off the second-seeded Anaheim Ducks when the teams meet in Game 7 of their Western Conference first-round series at the Honda Center on Sunday. Detroit will be appearing in the 23rd seventh game in its history and fifth in as many years. The Red Wings are 13-9 in their previous 22 deciding contests of a best-of-seven series - five of which have gone to overtime, where they are 4-1. Detroit is 2-4 in seventh games on the road.

Four of the first six games of this series - and each of the last three - have been decided after regulation, with Detroit posting all three of its victories in overtime. Anaheim has found itself to be in a tougher battle than it may have anticipated, as it has needed to rally in the third period three times to either record a win or force an extra session. The Pacific Division champion Ducks have outscored the Red Wings 11-5 in the third over the course of the series, including a two-goal spurt in 51 seconds late in Game 6 to forge a tie before suffering a 4-3 loss thanks to Detroit captain Henrik Zetterberg's second tally of the contest just 64 seconds into overtime. Anaheim is 2-2 in Game 7s, most recently dropping a 4-3 decision to the Red Wings in the second round of the 2009 playoffs.

TV: 10 p.m. ET, NBCSN, TSN, RDS, FSN (Detroit), FSN West (Anaheim)

ABOUT THE RED WINGS: Detroit was thrilled to have Justin Abdelkader back in the lineup after serving a two-game suspension for an illegal hit in Game 3 on Anaheim defenseman Toni Lydman, who has yet to return to action. "It's not easy, especially this time of year, to be sitting out and watching when you know you could help out the team," the right wing said. Help out the team is exactly what Abdelkader did. After recording an assist on Dan Cleary's goal with 8 1/2 minutes remaining in the third period that gave the Red Wings a 3-1 lead, he set up a screen in front of Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller on Zetterberg's overtime winner.

ABOUT THE DUCKS: After Detroit watched Zetterberg break out with his first two goals of the series in Game 6, Anaheim is hoping Corey Perry can come through on Sunday. Perry has notched just two assists over the first six contests. "My job is to go out and score goals and do those offensive things, but it hasn't been coming," Perry said. "One puck has got to go in - off me, off somebody. Something has got to break." Captain Ryan Getzlaf is excited to be participating in a Game 7 and believes everyone should feel the same way. "If you can't enjoy it, then you're in the wrong sport," he said. "They're a lot of fun. It's an enjoyable time."

TRENDS:

* Under is 3-0-1 in Red Wings’ last four games following a win.
* Under is 9-3-3 in Ducks’ last 15 overall.
* Red Wings are 1-5 in their last six road games vs. a team with a home winning percentage of greater than .600.

OVERTIME

1. Anaheim will face the fifth-seeded Los Angeles Kings with a victory, while Detroit will take on the Presidents' Trophy-winning Chicago Blackhawks should it defeat the Ducks.

2. Zetterberg leads all players on both rosters with six career points in Game 7s, while Red Wings C Pavel Datsyuk is tops with four goals.

3. The only playoff series that have featured five overtime games were the 1951 Stanley Cup finals between Toronto and Montreal and last year's first-round matchup involving Chicago and Phoenix.

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