The St. Louis Blues earned a hard-fought Game 1 win over the San Jose Sharks to take the early series lead in the Western Conference finals.
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The St. Louis Blues are on their way to the Western Conference Final after routing the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night in Game 7. Here are seven takeaways from their big win.
Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen did not have a good start to Game 7 against the Blues.
The St. Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks are step closer to the Western Conference Final, while the Washington Capitals were able to force a Game 6. Here are 10 takeaways from Saturday's Stanley Cup Playoff action.
The Tampa Bay Lightning now have a 3-1 series lead over the New York Islanders thanks to their second straight overtime win. Here are four takeaways from their win on Friday night.
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