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2020 NHL Playoffs Today: How far can the New York Islanders push the Tampa Bay Lightning?

The Dallas Stars are in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 20 years ... and they'll have to wait a little bit longer to find out who they are playing.

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With the Islanders facing elimination, coach Barry Trotz went with 11 forwards and seven defensemen, and put his lineup into a blender.

And if they could get the power play actually clicking (the Isles were 1-for-3 on Tuesday, but had some rough stretches on the man advantage) it could be a turning point.

(It would be the biggest goal of his hockey career, but his heroic moments in World Juniors are still a pretty big deal to Canadians).

After being bought out by the New York Rangers , Shattenkirk rehabbed his career on a low-risk, one-year deal to Tampa this season, and will have a decent market as a free agent this offseason.

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