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NHL playoffs 2013: Blackhawks, Blues win in OT; Ducks victorious in regulation

The quest for Lord Stanley's Cup opened with drama: both early games went to overtime before the Blackhawks and Blues won. The Ducks finished off the Wings in regulation.

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Kings learn tough lesson in opening loss to Blues

The Los Angeles Kings had the tables turned on Tuesday night, as the Blues came full force with a frontal assault from the first puck drop.

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Harding steals show, can't steal win

Thrust into action after starter Niklas Backstrom pulled up lame in warmups, Josh Harding wrote a great story, but it wasn't enough for the Wild to steal Game 1.

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Nightly ,GIF recap: Quick gives Blues an OT win

Featuring Jonathan Quick frustrated head-smashing!

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Ducks beat Wings on vintage Selanne winner

Teemu Selanne is 42 but he turned back the clock Anaheim's series-opener against Detroit.

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Howard still alive as Ducks, Wings tied after two

No change in the score during the second period, but at least Jimmy Howard is still alive.

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Ducks, Wings swap power play goals in 1st period

The long-distance battle has begun.

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Hawks take Game 1 in OT

Solid goaltending and a relentless attack earned Chicago a win on Tuesday.

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Blues beat Kings in Game 1 on Quick OT gaffe

St. Louis earned its win after Jonathan Quick picked a bad time to make a big mistake.

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Rupp falls, gets up, falls again

He's not injured. His pride is.

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How to win a Norris Trophy

The Wild lived on after an amazing defensive play.

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Blues vs. Kings: Williams, Quick send it to OT

The St. Louis Blues were 32 seconds from winning Game 1 and beating the Los Angeles Kings for the first time in eight tries. Justin Williams said, try harder.

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Harding's play sends it to overtime

The backup is performing admirably in Game 1.

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Quick keeps Blues at bay in 2nd

Jaden Schwartz is probably tired of seeing Jonathan Quick right now.

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Hawks pick up steam in the second

Marian Hossa's goal tied the game 1-1.

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Mike Commodore doesn't like Pierre McGuire

He also said some other inappropriate things.

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Patrick Kane is good at hockey

Patty Kane tied it up for Chicago.

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Blues vs. Kings Game 1: Blues hit, hit some more

The St. Louis Blues came out hitting and shooting and hitting some more, but entered intermission with just a 1-0 lead.

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Wild dominating listless Hawks

These are not the Hawks we know and fear.

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Backstrom out, Harding in for Wild

Josh Harding will start in his place for Minnesota.

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Pominville out for Game 1

Jason Pominville will not play in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals due to lingering issues with his head injury.

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Kings title defense begins in St. Louis

The Los Angeles Kings have won seven consecutive games against the St. Louis Blues dating back to last postseason. Here's a look at Game 1 of their first-round matchup.

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Oshie in, Tarasenko out

Ken Hitchcock views the opening of the playoffs as a place for veteran players. With that in mind, T.J. Oshie will be playing in place of Vladimir Tarasenko in Game 1 on Tuesday night.

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Wild seek upset against heavily favored Blackhawks

The 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs are scheduled to begin on Tuesday night. The Minnesota Wild will attempt to upset the heavily favored Chicago Blackhawks.

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Playoff schedule kicks off out West

The 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs will officially begin on Tuesday night with three Western Conference games, including the reigning champion Los Angeles Kings and Presidents' Trophy winning Chicago Blackhawks.

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Pominville likely in; Bolland, Emery out

The Wild will likely have Jason Pominville but the Blackhawks won't have Dave Bolland or Ray Emery for Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinal.

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Oshie says he will play in Game 1

The Blues will have T.J. Oshie for Game 1 against the Kings.

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