Game action on Day 23 of the Stanley Cup playoffs started with a nail biter in the East and ended with a convincing victory in the West. But the night would not have been complete without a little Overtime Magic (and fatigue for some).
Here are five NHL stories from Thursday:
1. What's a Cinderella story without brooms? The eighth-seeded Kings might have to bust those out, now up 3-0 after beating the St. Louis Blues 4-2. Can the Kings complete the sweep in Hollywood on Sunday? Vote in our poll.
2. After Wednesday's triple-overtime marathon, the hockey world admitted to feeling a little burned out Thursday. So fans prayed and Brayden Schenn nearly 'Tebowed', but it was Alexei Ponikarovsky who made sure Game 3 between the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers was decided in one OT period.
3. Speaking of extra stanzas, Hockey Night in Canada'sPlayoff Pulse wants to know what your approach is when a game goes into OT. Do you set a strict bedtime, or do you pound back the Red Bulls? Vote here.
4. The Raffi Torres drama continues as the Phoenix Coyotes forward launched an appeal on the length of his 25-game suspension for this hit. Hockey Night Online'sGord Stellick and David Amber discussed what to expect from Torres's appeal.
5. Ryan Getzlaf will have a "C" stitched to his Team Canada sweater at the world hockey championships. The leader of the Anaheim Ducks says he's looking forward to the tournament which begins Friday, but CBCSports.ca's Tim Wharnsby says no one is more excited than Tampa Bay Lightning forward Teddy Purcell.
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