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Stars, Golden Knights ride wild finishes into Western Conference Final

Survive unprecedented night of Game 7s in same arena to play for chance at Cup

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

Game 7 is Game 7. Doesn't matter if it's played in a packed house or an empty arena, in the spring or in September, in normal times or in a pandemic. The stakes, the drama, the ability to elevate an unlikely hero, there's nothing like it. Lose, and it's crushing. Win, and it's a mix of triumph and relief.

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NHL set for three Game 7s over two days

Flyers try to complete comeback against Islanders in Eastern Second Round

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

The NHL will have a historic weekend with three Game 7s played over two days, including two in the same arena on the same day.

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Press Release

NHL announces schedule for playoff games Sept. 5, 6

Deciding game for Eastern second-round series, start of Western Final

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League today announced the following updates to the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round schedule for Saturday, Sept. 5; and the Western Conference Final for Sunday, Sept. 6.

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Kiviranta unlikely hero for Stars with Game 7 OT goal against Avalanche

Rookie forward completes first NHL hat trick to put Dallas in Western Final

by Tracey Myers @Tramyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Kiviranta scores three in Game 7

DAL@COL, Gm7: Kiviranta nets hat trick in Game 7 win

R2, Gm7: Joel Kiviranta scored 7:24 into overtime to complete his first NHL hat trick, as the Dallas Stars advanced to the WCF

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Joel Kiviranta said playing in his first NHL Game 7 was "just a normal hockey game for me." The Dallas Stars forward had anything but a normal performance.

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Stars top Avalanche in Game 7 OT, advance to Western Conference Final

Kiviranta finishes hat trick for Dallas at 7:24 to eliminate Colorado

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

Kiviranta scores three in Game 7

DAL@COL, Gm7: Kiviranta nets hat trick in Game 7 win

R2, Gm7: Joel Kiviranta scored 7:24 into overtime to complete his first NHL hat trick, as the Dallas Stars advanced to the WCF

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Joel Kiviranta scored 7:24 into overtime to complete his first NHL hat trick and the Dallas Stars advanced to the Western Conference Final with a 5-4 win against the Colorado Avalanche in Game 7 of their second-round series at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Friday.

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Avalanche, Stars to play Game 7 with trip to Western Final on line

Colorado has lost past four in situation, Dallas three straight

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Colorado Avalanche and Dallas Stars will play Game 7 of the Western Conference Second Round at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Friday (4 p.m. ET; USA, SN, TVAS).

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Avalanche, Stars try to 'break through' in Game 7 of Western Second Round

Will decide series after each failed to advance last season

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Ian Cole was answering a question about what Game 7 of the Western Conference Second Round means to his team. The Colorado Avalanche defenseman just as easily could have been talking about the opponent too.

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3 Keys: Stars vs. Avalanche, Game 7 of Western Second Round

Dallas, Colorado looking for first trip to conference final in more than a decade

by Tracey Myers @Tramyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

No. 3 Stars vs. No. 2 Avalanche

4 p.m. ET;  USA, SN, TVAS

Best-of-7 series tied, 3-3

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Stars' top line silenced by Avalanche in Game 6 loss in West Second Round

Seguin, Benn, Radulov have combined for one point in past two defeats

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Tyler Seguin still believes in his line's ability to do big things for the Dallas Stars.

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Avalanche defeat Stars in Game 6 of Western Second Round, even series

MacKinnon extends point streak to 14 for Colorado, which wins second straight to force deciding game

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

Rantanen hammers home sweet dish

COL@DAL, Gm6: Rantanen buries MacKinnon's pretty dish

R2, Gm6: Nathan MacKinnon sends a beautiful saucer pass to Mikko Rantanen, who smacks it into the twine to double the Avalanche lead

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Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and an assist, and the Colorado Avalanche defeated the Dallas Stars 4-1 in Game 6 to even the Western Conference Second Round series at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Wednesday.

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