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[Tuesday's FTB]: Hawks, Ducks decide one OT is enough

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Last night's game

Great Start, Terrible Finish and Beleskey's OT Winner Give Ducks 3-2 Series Lead - Anaheim Calling
The 3-0 first period was too good to be true, so the Ducks blew it with two minutes left and Matt Beleskey came through right at the start of OT, giving the Ducks a chance to advance to their third Stanley Cup Final in franchise history on Wednesday.

Blackhawks vs. Ducks results 2015: Chicago pushed to brink by 5-4 overtime loss in Game 5 - Second City Hockey
The Blackhawks rallied late, but were unable to gain an advantage in the series, falling 5-4 in overtime to the Ducks on Monday.

We'll have a preview of the Rags @ Bolts up later today. Here's something fun in the interim.

en-Lightning NHL Perspective: Pilgrims in an Unholy Land
En-Lightning's experience at MSG for Game 5 as a Bolts fan.

Meanwhile in Russia

Some, but not all, KHL players are on the run.

Ex-Canadien Andrei Kostitsyn wants NHL return -
Former Montreal Canadiens forward Andrei Kostitsyn is looking to return to the NHL and Sportsnet's Chris Johnston says teams are interested.

Report: Nikita Zaitsev to stay in Russia next season - Broad Street Hockey
The Flyers will have to wait just a little while longer to get a crack at the potential free agent.

Other news

Mirtle's on a roll here:

Mirtle: Ducks and Rangers are proof you don’t have to get awful to be good
The teams, both currently playing in wildly entertaining conference finals, are the league’s best examples of not needing to tank

Mirtle: Dealing Bickell, Crawford is Blackhawks' best path out of salary cap hell - The Globe and Mail
In a summer of tough decisions, Bickell should be an easy one: They need to move him to a team looking for a reclamation project

Leafs sign forward Sam Carrick to one-year contract
Our own Scott Wheeler looks at hiss future and potential contributions to the Leafs.

Loss of Les Nordiques still an open wound in Quebec | Toronto Star
Two decades after the hockey team departed for Colorado — where as the Avalanches it won the Stanley Cup — Quebec City fans continue to fan the idea of a new NHL club

Twice-paralyzed hockey player is on the road to find a cure - Sports - The Boston Globe
Swampscott’s Tom Smith journeyed from Boston to Miami — by bicycle, hand-cycle, and walking with canes — in his crusade to combat paralysis.

Video: Traffic on the Queen Elizabeth Way was stopped yesterday to rescue a cat.
Nice to see after what I saw a few days ago.