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NHL playoffs: Previewing the Stanley Cup conference finals

NHL playoffs: Previewing the Stanley Cup conference finals

The Ducks’ Game 7 victory over the Edmonton Oilers has put a California-based team in the Western Conference finals for the eighth straight season and 12th in the last 14.

The Ducks had to end a five-game home losing streak in Game 7 situations to get this far; the well-rested Nashville Predators will appear in the conference finals for the first time in franchise history.

In the East, the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins had to go seven games but continued their success against the Washington Capitals. The Ottawa Senators clinched their second-round series against the New York Rangers on the road, as they did in the first round against the Boston...

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