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Stanley Cup Playoffs Preview & Live Thread - May 10

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The Flames and the Rangers are up against the ropes tonight!

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It's a pretty late schedule for Sunday hockey, actually. Here's the evening's games:

New York Rangers at Washington Capitals, Game 6 (NYR 3 - 2 WSH)

7:00 Eastern, NBC Sports, CBC

This series has been universally regarded as overwhelmingly dull. Part of that is the fact that every game has been like 2-1 or something, and part of that is that, oh look, the Rangers have a series against the Capitals. Again. Wheee.

Washington brings match point home to the Honkmaster, looking to close out an Eastern Conference Finals berth, but they still have to get through Lundqvist's President's Trophy winning Rangers to do it. Judging by how these teams usually play each other I'm guessing we see a seventh game.

Calgary Flames at Anaheim Ducks, Game 5 (ANA 3 - 1 CGY)

10:00 Eastern, NBC Sports, Sportsnet

AKA The Series That's A Game Behind Now. Calgary's magic might be finally running out as the Ducks bring match point home themselves. They took an early 2-1 lead in Game 4 only to lose it, with Anaheim putting two in on the power play.

It's a tough spot for Calgary, and things do look fairly hopeless, given that the way they took their first round series (make Vancouver as mad as possible) doesn't work against an Anaheim team that's fully planning on digging into the dirt anyway. Best of luck to them and all but this thing feels fairly over.