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Article posted on Monday 22 May - 00:17 EDT
Up 3-2 in the Western Conference final, the Nashville Predators need only a win on home ice at Bridgestone Arena, where they are 10-1 in the playoffs, and they will eliminate the Anaheim Ducks and advance to their first Stanley Cup final.
With three overtime goals in the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs, Anaheim forward Corey Perry joined Mel Hill of the 1939 Boston Bruins and Maurice Richard of the 1951 Montreal Canadiens as the only players to do this in one postseason.
Sidney Crosby has more points in the Stanley Cup playoffs against the Ottawa Senators than any other NHL team. He needs to find that dominant level again to enable the Pittsburgh Penguins control of the Eastern Conference final.
The second leg of the US Triple Crown goes this Saturday, with 10 horses going to the gate for the running of the 1 3/16 mile Preakness Stakes from Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.
When it comes to defense, the Nashville Predators can get downright offensive. They suit up four of the top 10 defensemen scorers in the Stanley Cup playoffs and have more points from their rearguard than any team in the postseason.
Ten top thoroughbreds are expected to go to the gate at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday for the running of the 2017 Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of the US Triple Crown. Here's a look at the contenders and pretenders in the field.
While the likes of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel get the headlines in Pittsburgh, the main reason why the Penguins are seven wins away from defending their Stanley Cup title is goalie Marc-Andre Fleury.
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Article posted on Wednesday 17 May
The field for the 2017 Preakness Stakes is shaping up to lack more than one speedy front-running horse to push the pace along, and that could have a significant impact on the chances different horses have to win.
History suggests that it is Game 3 is the one that matters most in a best-of-seven Stanley Cup playoff series. When teams are tied 1-1 as Anaheim and Nashville are, the winner of Game 3 holds an all-time series record of 205-99.
Minus the injured Kris Letang and Trevor Daley, Pittsburgh's pedestrian defense was exploited by the trapping Ottawa Senators for a Game 1 victory. The Penguins need to pick up the tempo in Game 2 or they could find themselves in trouble.
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