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Hoffman rips it in from the top of the circle.

Mike Hoffman's third-period slap shot sneaks by Matt Murray to give Ottawa a 2-1 lead it would not relinquish, forcing Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals.

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The Senators provided another gutsy win in this playoff run that is now one win away from the Stanley Cup finals, in beating the Penguins 2-1 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. They withstood a big second period push from the Penguins in large part due to the goaltending of Craig Anderson who was outstanding in this game. The way the Penguins have been pressuring offensively for the last several games, the Senators are going to need a repeat performance from Anderson in Game 7 to advance.

Craig Custance, ESPN Senior Writer

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Sissons happy to step up in Game 6.

Colton Sissons chats with Linda Cohn about his hat trick leading the Predators to their first Stanley Cup final and being able to clinch at home.

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Subban calls Nashville an 'A-market for hockey.'

P.K. Subban speaks to Linda Cohn about the ups and downs the Predators experienced during the season and praises the fans.

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Why hockey matters

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  • Small school, big-time hockey

    Nowhere is hockey bigger than in Minnesota, even at small schools like St. Paul Academy and Summit School, which until last year hadn't made the state tournament in 41 years. See the Spartans make a spirited run at another postseason bid.

Oilers here to stay

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Golden opportunity

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