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New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist celebrates after the Rangers defeated the Washington Capitals in Game 7 of their NHL Eastern Conference semi-final playoff hockey game at Madison Square Garden in New York, May 12, 2012. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine (Ray Stubblebine/Reuters)
New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist celebrates after the Rangers defeated the Washington Capitals in Game 7 of their NHL Eastern Conference semi-final playoff hockey game at Madison Square Garden in New York, May 12, 2012. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine (Ray Stubblebine/Reuters)

The Look Ahead

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SCHEDULE

Monday

New Jersey Devils at New York Rangers, 8 p.m. (CBC, RDS)

Tuesday

Los Angeles Kings at Phoenix Coyotes, 9 p.m. (TSN, RDS)

QUOTABLE

How can you not enjoy this? It’s the Stanley Cup playoffs. This is every kid’s dream. If you can’t enjoy it, I don’t know what you can enjoy.

Stephen Gionta

The New Jersey Devils forward, a career minor-leaguer who got called up in April to replaced injured centre Jacob Josefson, tells The New York Times he’s loving his NHL playoff opportunity. The brother of Montreal Canadiens winger Brian Gionta has chipped in four points in 12 games, playing mostly on the fourth line with Steve Bernier and Ryan Carter.

BY THE NUMBERS

Latest odds to win the Stanley Cup, according to bodog.ca (prior to Game 1 of the Western Conference final Sunday).

2 to 1

Los Angeles Kings

2 to 1

New York Rangers

10 to 3

New Jersey Devils

7 to 2

Phoenix Coyotes

GLOBE AND MAIL PICKS

Eastern final picks:

Roy MacGregor

New Jersey Devils in six games

Eric Duhatschek

New York Rangers in seven

James Mirtle

Rangers in six

David Shoalts

Devils in six

Sean Gordon

Devils in six

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