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NHL Playoffs Today: Keys to a possibly decisive Game 5

With a 3-1 lead, the Lightning are looking to finish the job. For the Stars, the climb to overcome that lead could include a goalie change.

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STANLEY CUP FINAL

LIGHTNING LEAD 3-1

Stanley Cup Final Game 4 takeaways: Controversial ending puts Lightning one win away

Tampa Bay is now up 3-1 after a questionable call in overtime led to a power-play, game-winning goal by Kevin Shattenkirk.

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2020 NHL Playoffs Central: Bracket, schedule, scores, highlights, analysis

From the qualification round all the way through the Stanley Cup Final, ESPN has you covered. Check out the full picture and coverage on each team.

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NHL PLAYOFFS

REWATCH FULL-GAME REPLAYS

Game 4: Lightning vs. Stars

Game 3: Lightning vs. Stars

Game 2: Stars vs. Lightning

Game 1: Stars vs. Lightning

Game 6: Lightning vs. Islanders

Game 5: Islanders vs. Lightning

Game 5: Stars vs. Golden Knights

Game 4: Lightning vs. Islanders

Game 4: Golden Knights vs. Stars

Game 3: Islanders vs. Lightning

Game 3: Golden Knights vs. Stars

Game 2: Islanders vs. Lightning

INSIDE THE NHL BUBBLE

NHL bubble confidential: Go inside the Toronto and Edmonton playoff hubs

From on-site amenities (or lack thereof) to playing without fans to recreational substances of choice, here's the inside scoop from those who lived it.

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Why aren't there more families in the NHL bubble?

Although the plan was for players' partners and children to join them for the conference final round and beyond, not many have. We explore why that is.

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Predicting 2022 Olympic rosters

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