It took 32 days of playoff hockey, but after the New York Rangers won Game 7 on Saturday, we're down to just four teams left vying for the Stanley Cup.
Here are the five best stories from a Game 7 Saturday in the NHL:
1. Brad Richards got the Rangers on the board just 1:32 into the game and they held the lead the rest of the way (despite trading goals with the Capitals in a 38 second span in the third period). After the game, Blueshirts' goalie Henrik Lundqvist said his team still has a lot of work to do, and that will begin Monday when the sixth edition of the Battle of the Hudson kicks off on Hockey Night in Canada (8 p.m. ET, CBC, CBCSports.ca).
2. Game 7 between the Rangers and Capitals was the opening topic on the latest installment of Coach's Corner, but Don Cherry looked back at Game 5 and Game 6 when it came to the play and confidence of Washington forward Joel Ward. Grapes also had his say on the AHL playoffs and the Memorial Cup.
3. He didn't have access to John Tortorella's latest press conference, but the one and only DJ Steve Porter put his remixed spin on the rest of the playoff post-game comments from the Rangers coach.
4. Speaking of coaches, Hockey Night In Canada'sElliotte Friedman profiled the man on the Washington bench, Capitals coach Dale Hunter and his family on Inside Hockey. Hunter was mum about his future with the team in his post-game press conference.
5. Team Canada seems to be rounding into form at the IIHF world hockey championships in Finland. Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Dion Phaneuf scored twice en route to an 8-0 thumping of Kazakhstan.
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