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Pittsburgh Penguins' Paul Martin (L) and Tampa Bay Lightning's Teddy Purcell battle for the puck during the first period of Game 3 of their NHL Eastern Conference quarter-final hockey game in Tampa, Florida April 18, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Carlson

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Players of the Buffalo Sabres and the Philadelphia Flyers line up during the National Anthems prior to Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at HSBC Arena at HSBC Arena on April 18, 2011 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

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Phoenix Coyotes fans cheer against the Detroit Red Wings in the second period of Game 3 of their NHL Western Conference quarter-final hockey game in Glendale, Arizona, April 18, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Scuteri

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Montreal Canadiens defenseman James Wisniewski (20) reacts after being hit by Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) during the first period in Game 3 of their NHL Eastern Conference quarter-final hockey game in Montreal, April 18, 2011. REUTERS/Shaun Best

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A fan of the Buffalo Sabres shows his support against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers won 4-2.(Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

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Detroit Red Wings' Patrick Eaves, left, celebrates a goal scored by teammate Ruslan Salei as Phoenix Coyotes' Ilya Bryzgalov (30), of Russia, and David Schlemko (6) stand unaware of where the puck is. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) collides with Montreal Canadiens left wing Mathieu Darche (52) during the first period in Game 3 of their NHL Eastern Conference quarter-final hockey game in Montreal April 18, 2011. REUTERS/Shaun Best

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Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Arron Asham (45) celebrates with teammates Mike Rupp (17) and Craig Adams (27) after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period in Game 3 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff series Monday, April 18, 2011 in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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Detroit Red Wings fans take their seats surrounded by Phoenix Coyotes White Out t-shirts prior to the start of Game 3 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoffs hockey series between the Red Wings and the Coyotes Monday, April 18, 2011, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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Montreal Canadiens' Benoit Pouliot, left, fights with Boston Bruins' Andrew Ference during first period Game 3 NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey action in Montreal, Monday, April 18, 2011. The Bruins won 4-2. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

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Buffalo Sabres' Chris Butler (34) shoots on Philadelphia Flyers goalie Brian Boucher as Sabres' Drew Stafford (21) is checked by Flyers' Scott Hartnell (19) during the first period in Game 3 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoffs hockey series, in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, April 18, 2011. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

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Tampa Bay Lightning center Nate Thompson (44) flies through the air after over skating the puck as he broke towards Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) during the second period. The Penguins won 3-2. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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Darren Helm of the Detroit Red Wings skates with the puck under pressure from Shane Doan. The Wings won 4-3. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Philadelphia Flyers' Nikolay Zherdev, center, of Ukraine, celebrates his goal with teammates during the second period in Game 3 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoffs hockey series against the Buffalo Sabres, in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, April 18, 2011. The Flyers won 4-2. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

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